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Man charged in 1987 murder of Ohio teenager


CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have announced an arrest in the murder of a teenager whose body was found near an outdoor music venue in Ohio more than three decades ago.

Cuyahoga Falls police said 67-year-old James E. Zastawnik of Cleveland was taken into custody Wednesday and charged with 1st-degree felony murder.

Police were called to an area near Blossom Music Center five days before Christmas in 1987 after the nude body of 17-year-old Barbara Blatnik was found. She had last been seen when a friend dropped her off at about midnight in Garfield Heights the night before. Authori...

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