(THE HILL) A former gubernatorial candidate in Idaho said he is under investigation for the murder of a 12-year-old girl in Colorado, the Idaho Statesman reported.
Authorities served Steve Pankey, 68, with a warrant last week, saying they had probable cause to believe that he kidnapped and killed Jonelle Matthews in 1984. Pankey ran for governor in 2014 under the Constitution Party and again in 2018 in the Republican primary.
Matthews was reported missing from her Greeley, Colo., home in December 1984, the Denver Post reported. Pankey and his then-wife lived about two miles away from her house. He now lives in Twin Falls, Idaho.
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