Man arrested in 1980 Alabama rape and murder of teen (Mobile)

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Alvin Ray Allen

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A 61-year-old man was arrested Tuesday morning in connection to the rape and murder of a teen in Mobile almost 40 years ago.

Alvin Ray Allen was arrested in his home in the fatal stabbing of 19-year-old Sandra Williams on Sept. 11, 1980, according to Mobile police Sgt. Rusty Hardeman.

The case went cold for over 35 years until the family of Williams brought it back to light and more information was uncovered by DNA evidence and new witness confessions, WKRG has reported.

The investigation lead Mobile police to issue an arrest warrant for Allen.

When the authorities arrived, Allen refused to leave his property. SWAT officers were called to Cheshire Drive, where Allen eventually surrendered to the authorities.