Man charged in Ky. cold case slaying captured in Mexico

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- A man wanted in the cold case killing of his wife in south-central Kentucky has been captured.

Prosecutors took out a warrant last year charging Leland Neal with murder in the death of Carol Neal. The Bowling Green social worker was reported missing in 1998. Her body was never found, but hikers discovered part of her skull in 2003 in the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Police and prosecutors said that officials in Mexico were holding Neal on unrelated charges when they discovered the murder warrant and contacted U.S. officials.

Prosecutor Chris Cohron said Neal is currently in custody in Texas. Cohron says Neal has waived extradition and is expected to be back in Bowling Green within two weeks to face the murder charge.


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