Authorities say the case of two murder victims who went unidentified for 19 years has been cracked with the arrest of a 70-year-old Ohio man accused of killing his wife.

 

Robert Honsch of Dalton was charged with murder Tuesday night. Authorities said he shot his 53-year-old wife Marcia in the head. Her body was found by a hiker in October 1995 near an entrance to Tolland State Forest in western Massachusetts.

 

A week earlier, the body of a young female, also shot in the head, had been found in a parking area behind a strip mall in New Britain, Connecticut.

 

New Britain police said Wednesday they and Massachusetts State Police have separate arrest warrants charging Honsch with murder.

 

It could not immediately be determined if Honsch has a lawyer.