Boulder Deputies Arrest Man in 1987 Slaying

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Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle says deputies have arrested a man in the 20-year-old slaying of his ex-wife.

Pelle issued a news release today saying 49-year-old Kevin Elmarr of Longmont has been arrested in the 1987 slaying of Carol Joyce Murphy.

The release didn't say what charge Elmarr is being held on and a sheriff's spokesman did not immediately return a call.

Elmarr is being held in lieu of $500,000 bond.

Hikers found Murphy's body in Lefthand Canyon in the foothills above Ward on May 23rd, 1987. She was nude and had been strangled.

Murphy was 27. Court records indicated the couple had been embroiled in a custody battle over their two children.