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Man faces trial in 1967 slaying of Ohio schoolgirl

A former fugitive accused of holding an Ohio schoolgirl captive in his basement in 1967 and killing her is about to go on trial.

Robert Bowman is now 75. He had been a successful businessman before he disappeared into a life on the streets in Florida, Arizona and Nevada.

Police tried to link him to the girl's death in the early 1980s but didn't have enough evidence. Cold-case detectives reopened the case in 2006 and police in southern California arrested Bowman two years later.

Investigators say they used DNA to connect Bowman with the killing of 14-year-old Eileen Adams, who disappeared on her way home from school in Toledo, Ohio.

Bowman has pleaded not guilty and faces life in prison if he's convicted in the killing.

Jury selection begins Monday.

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