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Suspect returns in Toledo's oldest murder case

Just after 8:30 p.m. on Monday, October 27, U.S. marshals took him to the safety building first, then to the Lucas County jail. Just after 8:30 p.m. on Monday, October 27, U.S. marshals took him to the safety building first, then to the Lucas County jail.
Eileen Adams in 1967. Eileen Adams in 1967.

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TOLEDO (WTOL) - The man accused in a cold case murder dating back four decades is back in Toledo. Just after 8:30 p.m. on Monday, October 27, U.S. marshals took him to the safety building first, then to the Lucas County jail.

He has been charged with one count of murder for the December 1967 killing of Eileen Adams, who was last seen getting off the bus after leaving Central Catholic High School. Her body was found in Monroe County six weeks later.

Detectives tell us DNA cracked Toledo's oldest cold case. She was sexually assaulted, and investigators say semen found on the girl's undergarments belongs to Robert Bowman.

Authorities in California tracked him down earlier this month, and he now faces arraignment Tuesday morning, October 28 in Toledo municipal court.

An agitated Bowman refused to answer our questions, but detectives say his arrest goes beyond just this case. Bowman told News 11 cameras, "They don't have definitely nothing. We got to have a trial in court."

When asked about the DNA evidence linking him to the case, Bowman said, "I don't want to talk about it."

Toledo Police Detective Bart Beavers tells us, "It sends a message to the criminals -- to the perpetrators of these heinous acts -- that you may have gotten away with it, in this case almost 40 years, but anybody could be lurking over your shoulder. An investigator could be arresting you at any time."

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