Lakeville man arrested in cold case Texas murder

LAKEVILLE, Minn. - A Lakeville man is jailed in Dakota County, held after being arrested in connection with a murder in Texas more than 30 years ago.

A spokesman for the Denton, Texas Police Department confirms that 53-year-old Robert Otteson was arrested Tuesday after he was indicted by a Denton, Texas Grand Jury. Investigators say he is tied to the death of 42-year-old Franciso Narvaez, whose body was found in a Denton motel room on September 30 of 1983.

Otteson's arrest was made after cold case investigators developed new leads and presented evidence to the Grand Jury, which returned an indictment against him on August 8.That signed indictment says Otteson stabbed of cut the victim with a knife.

The suspect is being held at he Dakota County jail in Hastings on $300,000 bond.

No further details are available at this time, as the case is said to be ongoing.


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