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Retiree arrested in slaying of girlfriend missing for three years

A 72-year-old South Los Angeles retiree has been arrested on suspicion of killing his 41-year-old girlfriend,  who disappeared nearly three years ago, after traces of her blood were recovered from inside his home, Los Angeles police said.

George Larry Hill was taken into custody Thursday by the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery Homicide Division on suspicion of murdering Channa Kincade.

Kincade was reported missing April 5, 2009, said Sgt. Mitzi Fierro. At the time, Kincade and Hill were in a relationship, police said. Hill was interviewed several times during the investigation and made inconsistent statements, Fierro said.

A more recent search of Hill's home on East 84th Street turned up blood linked to the missing woman. 

Fierro said Kincade kept regular habits and disappeared without a trace. Detectives have not discovered a body but say it is not unusual to seek murder charges without a body when there is evidence of foul play.

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