Suspect in 1986 Murder Arrested in Savannah - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

04/05/06

Suspect in 1986 Murder Arrested in Savannah

Timothy Koffell Timothy Koffell

A man who's been on the run for 20 years for murdering a man in Texas was caught in Savannah. Early this morning, Savannah-Chatham police helped US marshals arrest Timothy Koffell in his hotel room at the Inn on Ellis Square downtown.

Koffell is from Covington, Georgia. Police say he killed a man in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1986.

Koffell is being held in the Chatham County jail until Texas extradites him.

Reported by: Michelle Paynter, mpaynter@wtoc.com

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