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REDDING, Calif. (KCBS)_ Authorities say DNA evidence links an Iowa man to a 1991 rape and murder cold case in Northern California.
Shasta County authorities are seeking to extradite 43-year-old Brian Eric Norton to face charges in the attack on Despina Magioudis.
The 53-year-old woman was found raped, strangled and beaten to death in a field in Redding where she was staying briefly after visiting Mount Shasta.
Norton’s DNA was collected while serving time in an Iowa prison for a 2007 rape conviction.
Prosecutors say Norton could face the death penalty.