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Wash. detectives arrest Mont. man in cold case

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 SEATTLE (AP) -- King County sheriff's detectives have arrested a Montana man
in the 1996 disappearance of a Kirkland, Wash., woman whose body was found years
 later along a Washington highway.
   Detectives from the sheriff's cold case unit arrested 59-year-old Clifford
Everell Reed on Monday at his Victor, Mont., home.
   Reed was a co-worker of 28-year-old Sandi Johnson at the time of her
disappearance. Her skeletal remains were found in 2004 in Pierce County.
   The Seattle Times reports that the King County prosecutor's office charged Reed
 on Monday with second-degree murder. Prosecutors are asking that he be held
on a $5 million arrest warrant pending extradition.
   According to charging papers, before Johnson vanished, Reed would tell friends
he had a relationship with her and they would eventually marry. Detective Jim
Allen wrote in court documents that Johnson denied any relationship and told friends
 that Reed needed to leave her alone.
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   AP-WF-12-04-12 1114GMT

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