Suspect in death of missing girl held in Nevada

Authorities in Nevada say they are holding a suspect in the death of Stephanie Condon, a Southern Oregon girl missing since 1998 whose remains were found earlier this month.

Lyon County sheriff's Lt. Rob Hall says Dale Wayne Hill, 39, was arrested this morning in Dayton, Nev., on a charge of failing to register as a felon. He hasn't been charged in the Condon case, but he has been considered a suspect in her disappearance for years.

Condon, 14, was reported missing Oct. 31, 1998, while she was baby-sitting her cousins.

Hill had once dated Condon's aunt and told authorities he stopped by the house where Condon was baby-sitting, but that he had nothing to do with her disappearance, past news reports said.

Authorities in Douglas County said this morning that remains found March 13 had been identified through dental records as Condon's.

Hall says investigators from Douglas County asked for his department's assistance, and then a background check showed that Hill, who was convicted of burglary, had failed to register.

— Associated Press

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