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Cold case solved? Two men charged in 1978 kidnapping, slaying in Palmdale
Cold case solved? Two men charged in 1978 kidnapping, slaying in Palmdale

Leslie Long had told her family she was proud to be working a “man's job” as a gas station attendant. The gregarious 20-year-old had taken the job at a Chevron station in Palmdale to pay for a new bedroom suite in the house she shared with her three young children and her husband, her high school sweetheart. On Dec. 3, 1978, Long was working a closing shift alone at the station at Palmdale Boulevard and Division Street when two men kidnapped her at gunpoint, raped her and shot her multiple times. Nearly four decades later, two men linked to the crime by DNA have been charged in her death. Terry Moses, 59, and Neal Antoine Matthews, 58, were charged Tuesday with murder...

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