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Man arrested in 1989 rape, murder of Washington teen

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a man in connection with the rape and murder of a teenager near Bellingham nearly 30 years ago.The Bellingham Herald reports Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo said DNA evidence led to the arrest of 50-year-old Timothy Bass of Everson on Tuesday.Sheriff's detectives arrested Bass on suspicion of murder, kidnapping and rape.