Cold Case Murders Solved: 2 Men Arrested In 1973 Slaying Of Olivehurst Girls

YUBA COUNTY (CBS13) — Investigators have made an arrest in the 43-year-old cold case murders of two girls in Yuba County.

Larry Don Patterson, 65 of Oakhurst Oklahoma, and William Lloyd Harbour, 65 of Olivehurst, were arrested on Tuesday.

William Harbour

William Harbour

Larry Patterson

Larry Patterson

They’re accused of killing Olivehurst girls Valerie Janice Lane, 12, and Doris Karen Derryberry, 13.

MORE: See more unsolved and even a few solved mysteries in our Cold Cases section

The girls were last seen heading to a mall in nearby Linda on November 11, 1973. The girls had been seen around  town that day, but were reported missing the following morning when they didn’t return home. Hours later the girls’ bodies were found along a dirt road near Camp Far West lake outside of Wheatland.

After decades of no leads, items from the original investigation were sent to the California Department of Justice, where DNA evidence matched Patterson and Harbour.

We’ll have more on this developing story on the CBS13 News at 4.


One Comment

  1. phillip kalaveras says:

    Every person in this country, entering this country and born in this country should have their DNA print on file. I know the ACLU and the progressive libs would absolutely poop themselves but so what, let them. Unless you can’t say for sure you will commit no crime in your lifetime I can’t see why anybody would have a problem with that

  2. Helen says:

    What pigs!! They even look like pigs!! Save the taxpayers money!!!!

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