Charges filed in 30 year old Lucas Co. murder case

Andrew Gustafson

The Lucas County Prosecutor's Office has released new information regarding a nearly three decades old cold case murder.

A Michigan man has been charged with killing a 19-year-old Lucas County woman in November of 1983.

56-year-old Andrew Gustafson was arrested Thursday at his home in Birch Run, Mich. and charged with two counts of aggravated murder and one count of murder.

Authorities say he stabbed to death Janean Brown. Her body was found Nov. 19, 1983 in a drainage ditch along Archbold-Whitehouse road in Whitehouse.

The case had been cold until May 2011 when it was reopened by the Lucas County Cold Case Unit.

Gustafson will be extradited to Toledo to stand trial.