Murder charge in Lynsie Ekelund case

Christopher McAmis, a friend of Lynsie Leigh Ekelund, has been charged with capital murder in her case. Because authorities believe he killed her after a rape attempt, he’s eligible for the death penalty. No word on whether the DP will actually be sought by prosecutors.

Lynsie, a 20-year-old community college student, had disappeared from Placentia, California back in 2001. There has been nothing new about her case in a very long time — her Charley Project casefile had not been updated even once in the six years the site has run. But the police were quietly chipping away at it in the background.

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