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Springfield police make arrest in 2015 murder

A transient was arrested in west Eugene on Thursday night, accused of murdering a Springfield man in 2015

Posted: Dec 21, 2017 8:35 PM
Updated: Dec 22, 2017 9:17 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A 50-year-old transient was arrested for murder on Thursday night, 27 months after a Springfield man was found dead in his Mill Street apartment.

Officials said Edward Hughes was arrested in a public area in west Eugene.

On September 7, 2015, Leonard Johnson, 71, was found dead in his apartment at 465 Mill Street in Springfield.

At the time of the murder, police said Johnson was a veteran with a long criminal record, including a conviction for rape.

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