Former fugitive drifter to stand trial for murdering Sylvania Twp teen in 1967

A former fugitive accused of murdering a Sylvania Township teenager 40 years ago is going to trial in August. A judge found Robert Bowman, 74, competent to stand trial.

Bowman is accused of kidnapping Eileen Adams, 14, after she got off the bus in December 1967. Police say he then raped and killed the teenager. Bowman has pleaded not guilty.

He had been a suspect in the case since 1981. Authorities reopened the case and concluded that DNA evidence linked him to the crime.

He was charged in 2006 and arrested in 2008 in Cathedral City, Calif., after investigators spotted him on the streets.