Linda La Roche, 64, was arrested Nov. 5 out of the 20-year-old murder of a mentally-disabled young woman who was never reported missing. (Lee County, Fl. The Sheriff’s Office)
An arrest was made on Tuesday during the 20-year-old Racine, Wis., a cold-case murder of a mentally challenged woman, who was never reported missing, media reports said on Sunday.
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Registered nurse, Linda La Roche, 64, was arrested and charged last Thursday with first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse in the deaths of Peggy Johnson, the New York Daily News reported. Johnson, a homeless woman who was living in La-Roche-Ill., the home of the five years before her body was found nearly 40 miles away in Wisconsin, on the 21st of July 1999, according to the report.
An autopsy revealed that Johnson, 23, was malnourished and had been hit in the head, shortly before her death, according to the report. In addition, Johnson suffered a broken nose and ribs.
Peggy Lynn Johnson is 23-years-old when she was allegedly killed by a registered nurse, Linda, and La Roche. (Racine County Sheriff’s Office)
Johnson was considered a “Jane Doe” for about 20 years and was only recently identified, according to the report.
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In a Friday press conference, Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling told reporters, “every one of us here who have done research on the death of the individual in the course of our careers have seen a lot of disturbing things,” adding “However, in the extreme, barbaric cruelty inflicted upon a young woman, and it is something that none of us will ever forget,” said the report.