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Jackson man arrested in Columbus cold case murder

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An arrest has been made in the 1990s cold case killings of elderly people in Columbus that had garnered national attention. In a Wednesday afternoon news conference, the Columbus Police Department, along with several others, released more details about the death of Mack Fowler on July 8, 1996.

The man arrested is identified as 52-year-old David Murray of Jackson. He is charged with capital murder. His bond was denied in Columbus court Wednesday morning.

Jackson police arrested Murray last October for aggravated assault. Columbus Police Capt. Brent Swan says local officers compared DNA collected from that case to evidence collected from the Fowler case and determined there was probable cause to arrest him.

Swan says Murray lived in Columbus from 1986 to 2005.

Fowler was one of five people, aged 60 or older, who were killed in Columbus from 1996 to 1998. Police have not determined whether the killings were connected.

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