Man arrested in Kansas City for 1996 slaying of 15-year-old girl

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Frederick police are announcing an arrest in the 1996 slaying of a 15-year-old girl.

Frederick Police Department Lt. Clark Pennington said Monday that 52-year-old Lloyd Harris was arrested last week in Kansas City, Missouri, in the death of Stacy Lynn Hoffmaster.

Harris is being held at the Clay County jail in Liberty, Missouri, pending extradition proceedings.

Pennington says a Frederick County grand jury indicted Harris Jan. 22 on charges of first-degree murder, first-degree rape and third-degree sex offense.

Hoffmaster was reported missing in October 1996. Her body was found that December under a moving blanket in a wooded area where Pennington says Harris was living. She had been strangled.

The case isn’t listed yet in Maryland online court records. It’s not clear if Harris has an attorney.


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