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Officials: DNA links Texas man to 1979 death of young woman

Posted: 10:27 PM, May 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-25 23:27:02-04

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Investigators in Austin say advancements in DNA technology has led to the indictment of a 64-year-old man in the 1979 death of a woman.
    
Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore confirmed to the Austin American-Statesman that Michael Anthony Galvan is charged with capital murder.
    
He was being held Friday at the Travis County jail on a $750,000 bond. Online jail records don’t indicate whether he has an attorney to speak for him.
    
Galvan is charged in the death of 18-year-old Debra Reiding, a newlywed who had recently moved to Austin from Montana with her husband.
    
Galvan was a suspect at the time but there wasn’t sufficient evidence to charge him after Reiding’s body was found in her home.
    
The two had worked together at an Austin restaurant.
    
Information from: Austin American-Statesman, http://www.statesman.com

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