Accused Joplin Killer Found
JOPLIN - FBI agents arrested a man wanted in the 1984 killing of a Joplin woman in San Diego. Joplin police say FBI agents arrested 64-year-old Paul A. Moses on Friday on a federal charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution in the killing of 62-year-old Frances Ramsey.
The Joplin Globe reports that a felony murder warrant for Moses had been on the books since shortly after Ramsey's killing. Her body was found August 11, 1984, in an unoccupied duplex apartment that was being remodeled.
According to the Joplin Globe, Chuck Niess, with Joplin police investigations, said the case was included in a department focus on older, unsolved cases. Because of that, the FBI in California obtained information on his case and learned that Moses might have been in the San Diego area.
Earlier in August, the Joplin department sent an investigator to California. Although he found several possible locations for the suspect, he was not able to make an arrest, Niess said.
The FBI continuously checked on the case and made the arrest on Friday morning. Authorities said Moses is being held in San Diego pending extradition proceedings to bring him to Missouri.