Man sought in Pennsylvania slaying arrested in Colorado

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Police say a man being sought in the shooting death of his wife in eastern Pennsylvania has been arrested in Colorado.

Police in Palmer Township said 80-year-old Edgar Himel was taken into custody at about 1 a.m. Saturday by police in Sterling, Colorado, and is being held pending extradition to Pennsylvania.

Himel was wanted in the murder of 66-year-old Penny VanTassel-Himel. Police said a July 4 call from her cellphone reported an emergency, but officers didn’t make contact with anyone at her Palmer Township address. Her body was found three days later.

Police found that Himel had been to Nebraska hotels along Interstate 80 and was heading west, and then got a tip that he was in Sterling, which is northeast of Denver near Colorado’s border with Nebraska and Wyoming.

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