PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — Investigators say DNA evidence has led to the arrest of a convicted sex offender suspected in the 1988 death of a Southeast Texas woman whose body was found in a river.
Prosecutors on Tuesday announced that 60-year-old Daniel Andrew MacGinnis of Tyler County is charged with murder in the death of Patricia Ann Jacobs. KFDM-TV reports MacGinnis, whose bond was $1 million, declined comment when leaving court.
Jacobs in October 1988 failed to return home from a meeting at a tavern. Her body was discovered in the Neches River in Port Arthur. A medical examiner determined she incurred head trauma and drowned.
Authorities say DNA testing not available at the time of Jacobs' death led to MacGinnis' charge.