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DNA leads to arrest of 2 men in 1983 in Oklahoma cold case murder in a motel room

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As a Texan, a wife, and a Wyoming man will be faced with the charges after being linked by DNA to an Oklahoma cold case murder of a 36-year-ago period.

At this point, Moore, 61, Erlene Lee, 58, were indicted Thursday on murder charges in the Sept. 18, 1983, after the death of Anthony Baltes at the Sandman hotel in Tulsa, Okla., according to the report. Moore was arrested in the state of Wyoming; Lee was arrested in dallas, Texas. The indictment was unsealed Friday.

The 31-year-old Baltes was the victim of a robbery, authorities said. He was tied up, beaten, and strangled.

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The arrests were the result of advances in DNA technology, the Senior Vice-Oklahoma-Attorney-General-of Joy Thorp, told the Tulsa World.

“DNA has been discovered, after many, many years, and that it was non-existent back in 1983,” she said. “The time is now.”

“It’s a daunting task, but it is a pleasurable thing to do,”

— A Cold-case Detective Eddie Majors of the Police department in Tulsa,

Baltes was last seen leaving a bar with another woman, in her 20s, the paper reported. She had seen a few minutes earlier with another man.

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A Cold-case Detective Eddie Majors, the Tulsa Police department worked the case, and Fox 23 Tulsa reported.

“It’s a daunting task, but it is a pleasurable thing to do,” he said.

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“We hope and pray that all of our questions will finally be answered on the day that changed our lives forever and led to the closure of the core of the family,” Baltes’ daughter, Becky Baltes, and told the station in a statement.

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