Progress in two Tucson cold case murders

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- A case more than 35 years old has been put to rest by the FBI.

Thursday, William Zamastill was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Leesa Shanner in 1973.

Shanner was the daughter of FBI agent James Miller, who made finding his daughter's killer his life.

"Very, very happy with the verdict.  Again this has been a long time coming.  We take this type of tact for every case.  Yes it was personal, but the FBI doesn't give up whether its this case or any other case," said FBI Special Agent in Charge James Turgal.

Agent Miller died in 2007, but members of the family were in court to hear the verdict.

Shanner was kidnapped at Tucson International Airport in May of '73. Her body was found at Fort Huachuca in September of '73.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- Tucson police announced a big break in a 5-year-old homicide case Thursday. 

In 2006, 27-year-old Flor Romero was fatally shot in the head inside her home.

The case went cold, but new information from forensic testing lead to the arrest of 24-year-old Christopher Nelson, Thursday on Tucson's south side.

Nelson has been booked on one count of first degree murder.