Minnesota man arrested in 1983 murder in Texas 14 Aug 14

LAKEVILLE, Minn. (AP) – A man who has lived quietly with his wife and children in a Minneapolis suburb for years has been indicted in a Texas slaying of more than 30 years ago.

Police in Denton, Texas, say Robert Otteson was arrested Tuesday in Minnesota by local authorities and Texas investigators.

Authorities say 42-year-old Francisco Narvaez of San Antonio, Texas was found stabbed to death in a Denton motel room in 1983. Tips and leads on the case eventually went cold.

Denton police say new leads and evidence led to the indictment of the 53-year-old Otteson.

The indictment is dated Friday. It says Otteson is charged with intentional murder, with bond set at $300,000.

A message left Wednesday at a telephone listing in Otteson’s name was not immediately returned.