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Man Arrested in Cold Case Murder

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police have solved a cold case murder from 1983. Police say 59-year-old Jorge Lima-Jorge was arrested in Florida for the murder of William Banks. Banks was killed on March 15th, 1983.

Police say homicide detectives identified Lima-Jorge as a suspect in the original investigation and that an arrest warrant was issued for him. But he fled and changed his identity.

Lima-Jorge alluded arrest for 27 years before being taken into custody in Hialeah, Florida. He is now awaiting extradition to Las Vegas to face murder charges.

Las Vegas police say this is the oldest cold case they have ever solved.