Police suspect serial killer strangled Illinois teen in 1976

Photo DuPage County Sheriff’s Office

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities in suburban Chicago say forensic tests have linked a man who died in 1981 to the 1976 strangulation death of a teenager and that the same man may be responsible for the deaths of at least two other people. Authorities in DuPage County said Monday that scientific evidence recovered from the body of 16-year-old Pamela Maurer matches evidence collected from the body of Bruce Lindahl, whose body was exhumed in November. They say evidence also links him to the 1979 disappearance of another teenage girl, and the slaying of a woman a year later who disappeared just days before she was due to testify against him in a rape trial.