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