COLUMBIA | The Columbia police department says a suspect in a 1976 murder has been arrested in Georgia.
The department says in a news release that it was notified Monday that 65-year-old Johnny Wright had been arrested in the Aug. 7, 1976, death of 23-year-old Rebecca A. Doisy.
Doisy was a waitress at a Columbia steakhouse when she disappeared on Aug. 5, 1976. She was reported missing two days later.
Police had issued a warrant for Wright in 1985 but he was not arrested until Sept. 23. Details of his arrest or how he was found were not immediately released.
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Wright is in custody in Lawrenceville, Ga., on $100,000 bond.