Howard County Police Arrested A Man For A Murder That Happened 40-Years Ago



The victim was kidnapped and killed while walking to the store

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) – A Maryland man has been charged with murder and rape in connection with the 1982 abduction and slaying of a woman who had been walking to the grocery store.

Howard County Police announced Thursday that 62-year-old Howard Bradberry of Laurel was arrested at his home May 25. Police say DNA tests performed earlier this year on items discarded from the crime scene led investigators to Bradberry.

The victim, 28-year-old Laney Lee McGadney, left her Columbia apartment in March 1982 to walk to the store; that’s when witnesses saw McGadney’s abduction. Her body was found later in the day the mother of four had been raped and stabbed to death.