James Paul Frey, one of four men charged with the 1981 murder and rape of a 17-year-old Adams County, Pa., girl, waived extradition before a District Court judge and agreed to return to Pennsylvania yesterday.
The 37-year-old Hanover, Pa., man was arrested in Taneytown Friday night and is being held without bail at the county detention center on homicide and rape charges in the death of Cheryl Marie Smith, who was last seen alive on Aug. 5. 1981.
Judge Joann Ellinghaus-Jones gave Pennsylvania officials until May 30 to take custody of Mr. Frey, who gave a home address in Hanover.
The victim's body was discovered in a wooded area of West Manheim, Pa., Township, 100 feet from Carroll County. Police have also accused two brothers in her slaying. A fourth man was arrested in New Jersey on Monday, authorities said.
Charles F. Small Jr., 44 of New Oxford, Pa., and John A. Small, 35, of Hanover, Pa., were in York County Prison, officials said. Each is charged with criminal homicide, police said.
Cheryl Marie's decomposed body was found Sept. 15, 1981, by a man hunting groundhogs in a wooded area east of Kreidlers Schoolhouse Road, near the Maryland border, according to York County Coroner Kathryn Fourhman.
The right temporal area of the girl's head was fractured, Ms. Fourhman said. Cause of death was determined to be blunt trauma, although Ms. Fourhman said the investigation did not determine what was used to kill the girl.
Pennsylvania State Police said they got a break in the case with information gathered in interviews, but would release no other details.