CALIFORNIA cops have finally cracked the grisly 25-year-old sex slaying of an aspiring model. L.A. County Sheriff's arrested Joel Spicer, 59, in Las Vegas Tuesday. He was arrested in connection with the murder of Joanne Marie Jones. Jones, 23, at the time was a wannabe model who lived in Long Beach when she disappeared April 29, 1985 after a weekend at her beau's home. When she didn't show up for work, a missing person's report went out. Her body was found in a remote area of Azusa Canyon in June of that year. She had been stabbed to death.
Spicer was pinched after being pulled over driving the missing woman's 1978 Camaro. But there was never enough evidence to close the deal. But new DNA evidence prompted cold case cops to reopen the case in 2009. Spicer had previously been arrested and was romantically linked to Jones.