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Arrest made in Carbon County cold case

The remains of a female and her unborn daughter were found stuffed in suitcases in East Side borough in December 1976.

EAST SIDE, Pa. — An arrest has been made more than four decades after human remains were discovered along the Lehigh River in Carbon County.

State police say the remains of a female and her unborn daughter were found stuffed in suitcases in East Side borough in December 1976.

Investigators have now identified the victim as 15-year-old Evelyn Colon of New Jersey and charged Luis Sierra of New York with homicide.

He is awaiting extradition back to Pennsylvania for the homicide.

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