Idaho Man Arrested for Murder of Boy 30 Years Ago
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — An Idaho man has been arrested in the strangling death of a Southern California boy after DNA testing linked him to the slaying 33 years ago.
The Orange County Register reports Kenneth Rasmuson was arrested Friday and taken to the Bonner County Jail in Sandpoint, Idaho. He will be extradited to California to face murder charges in the 1981 killing of 6-year-old Jeffrey Vargo. The boy went missing while bicycling around his Anaheim Hills home.
His strangled body was found at a construction site about 25 miles away in Pomona. Rasmuson was convicted twice of sexually assaulting children in California. He relocated to Idaho in 2010, and has no criminal history there.