Posted: Mar 15, 2013 4:24 AM by Associated Press
FORSYTH, Mo. - Prosecutors in southwest Missouri have charged a convicted bank robber with killing a 19-year-old woman nearly 10 years ago.
KYTV reports the Taney County prosecutor charged 40-year-old prison inmate Phillip Dodd on Thursday with first-degree murder.
Dodd is accused of killing Rebecca Sutton, an acquaintance who left behind a 2-year-old son when she disappeared from her Hollister apartment the morning of March 21, 2003.
Her skeletal remains were found in February 2004 about 35 miles away in the Mark Twain National Forest. An autopsy showed she had been strangled.
Authorities questioned Dodd early in the investigation, because Sutton had called a friend hours before her disappearance saying he was at her apartment. County and local authorities did not reveal Thursday what led them back to Dodd this year.