Arrest Made In 56-Year-Old Cold Case

A 73-year-old Bedford, Massachusetts, man was arraigned today on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of a Chicopee girl 56-years ago.

Donald Mars was indicted by a Hampden County Grand Jury for his alleged involvement in the 1966 murder of ten-year-old Betty Lou Zukowski.

She disappeared in May of 1966, and her body was found four days later in West Springfield.

Prosecutors say Mars has a history of rape and indecent assault on minors.

District Attorney Anthony Gulluni says Betty Lou's parents are deceased, but his office has been in contact with her extended family.

(Photo provided by Hampden County DA's Office)

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