Missouri

Suspect arrested in 1996 slaying, will be tried in Maryland

This undated photo provided by the Frederick Police Department shows Lloyd Harris.

This undated photo provided by the Frederick Police Department shows Lloyd Harris.  (Frederick Police Department via AP)

Police say a Missouri man has been charged in the 1996 slaying of a 15-year-old Maryland girl, and he has waived extradition and will return to face trial in Frederick.

Frederick Police Lt. Clark Pennington said Wednesday that his department plans to bring 52-year-old Lloyd Harris back to Maryland by mid-February. He's being held in jail in Liberty, Missouri.

Local police and FBI agents arrested Harris last week in Kansas City, Missouri. He's charged with first-degree murder, first-degree rape and third-degree sex offense in the strangulation death of Stacey Lynn Hoffmaster.

Hoffmaster's body was found in December 1996 under a blanket in a wooded area of Frederick where police say Harris had been living. She'd been missing nearly three months.

Online court records list no defense attorney to contact for comment.