A man accused of killing a Sacramento beauty queen in 1987 and wanted for questioning in the killing of a woman in Ohio in 1981 was arrested Tuesday evening in Murray and is being held in the Salt Lake County Jail.
Paul Mack, 39, was living under an assumed name in Murray and was identified as the man wanted in Sacramento by an Ohio resident who saw a television crime program Sunday that focused on the killing Mack is charged with, according to Marion County, Ohio, Sheriff John Butterworth.Mack is accused of killing Karen Grace Winslett, 21, who had won the title of Miss English Leather in Las Vegas shortly before she disappeared Feb. 19, 1987. "She had gone to his (Mack's) residence to supposedly do some photography work for a calendar," Sacramento County sheriff's spokeswoman Sharon Telles said.
Ohio authorities want to question Mack about the 1981 death of Annette Huddle, 19, who was his secretary at the Marion County Country Club at the time.
Mack was going by the name Sean Paul Lanier and was being investigated by Murray officers in connection with other charges when they learned of his real name and the homicide charges against him, said Murray Patrol Sgt. Bill Brusik.
Salt Lake City investigators confirmed Mack was wanted on a felony homicide warrant out of Sacramento, Brusik said. "We were setting up to use a SWAT team and patrol officers to pick him up from his home (Tuesday evening) when he left in his car; so we stopped him on 50th South and Third West."
In Ohio, Butterworth said his department received an anonymous tip from a person who saw a television program called "America's Most Wanted" Sunday and associated Mack with the person they knew as Lanier in Murray.
Mack recently married a Murray woman who did not know his background, Brusik said.
Sacramento sheriff's detectives are expected to arrive in Salt Lake City Wednesday to begin extradition proceedings. Ohio detectives want to question Mack about his former secretary's death, Butterworth said.