Cold case arrest shocks neighborhood

Florida psychologist Ron Hyde, 60, accused of murdering and dismembering 16-year-old Fred Laster in 1994.

(WTLV/NBC News) A Florida man arrested following a break of a 23-year-old cold case made his first appearance in court Wednesday.

Ron Hyde, 60, is accused of murdering and dismembering 16-year-old Fred Laster in 1994.

Hyde was arrested on Tuesday, shedding light on the 23-year-old murder case, following an FBI search of his home.

Laster’s body was labeled as a John Doe for years before the Center For Missing and Exploited Children was able to identify the body by testing the DNA of a relative of Laster’s.

The FBI and contributing agencies were able to implicate Hyde in the case after going through his garbage and testing his DNA against DNA found on Laster’s body.

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