Man faces murder charges in 26-year-old cold case

February 7, 2010 4:24:11 PM PST
Chicago police say they have made an arrest in a cold case that goes back 26 years.Melvin Green is now charged in the murder of Sheila Johnson. She was found stabbed to death inside her Edgewater apartment in March 1984.

Green, 44, has allegedly admitted to a role in the murder.

The cold case squad revisited the investigation in 2008, and new DNA evidence led to Green.

He was being held without bond Sunday night.