BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Forty years ago, Mark Fair came home from work to find his fiance dead in the basement of the small Wood River house they were preparing to move into after they were married. Karla Brown had been beaten, strangled and placed head first in a large barrel of water. She was 22 years old and a student at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. John Prante, a 29-year-old man who had been drinking and smoking marijuana on the porch next door, was arrested four years after the crime. He had also attended SIUE. The police investigation turned to emerging technologies in the 1980s to finally link a suspect to the 1978 murder. Prante, now 70 years old, walked out of prison in December after serving 36 years for Brown's murder...
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