Longview Man Charged In Year Old Murder

A Longview man has been charged in a murder case that remained a mystery for investigators for more than a year. Michael Menefee, 29, was arrested this week and indicted for murder in the strangulation death of his 39-year-old girlfriend last year. The body of Jaqueline James was found at her Longview home January 16th last year.

Police say she was found in her bed, covered with sheets as if sleeping. An autopsy revealed she had been strangled. Menefee is being held on 75-thousand dollars bond.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.