December 16, 2019
A truck driver has been arrested in the cold-case rape and murder of a 21-year-old woman in Colorado nearly 40 years ago, officials announced Monday.
Investigators in Douglas County, Colo., said they were able to link James Curtis Clanton, 62, of Lake Butler, Fla., to the murder of Helene Pruszynski in Englewood using DNA and genealogical testing.
Clanton was arrested in Union County, Fla., and extradited to Colorado.
“This was a young girl who was just starting her life,” Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock told a news conference.