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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

Nearly four decades after a young mother was kidnapped from a Palmdale gas station where she worked and was killed, two men linked to the crime by DNA have been charged in her death. Terry Moses, 59, and Neal Antoine Matthews, 58, were charged with capital murder on Tuesday in the 1978 death of Leslie Long, a 20-year-old mother of three, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. The men are accused of raping and shooting Long multiple times. Long was working a night shift at a Chevron station at Palmdale Boulevard and Division Street on Dec. 3, 1978, when at least two men robbed the station and kidnapped her at gunpoint, forcing her into a vehicle, authorities...

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