SAN FERNANDO VALLEY : Detectives Arrest Suspect in 1983 Sylmar Slaying

Work by homicide detectives in the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Division has led to an arrest in a 1983 murder, the second old case to see a recent breakthrough.

Just a week after helping track down a Seattle-area man wanted for a 19-year-old Pacoima homicide, detectives arrested a suspect in a Sylmar murder who was in hiding for 11 years, authorities said this week.

For much of the last six years, they said, suspect Richard Label Hill was living in the San Fernando Valley under several assumed identities.

Hill, 28, was arrested in the 1983 murder of a Sylmar teen-ager. Hill was taken into custody as he visited his North Hollywood parole agent, who thought he was someone else.

A review of Hill's case came after authorities tracked down Richard Leos, a murder suspect in an unrelated case, and had him arrested by a multi-agency task force operating in the Seattle area.

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