Lakeville Man Arrested in Connection with 1983 Texas Murder

Updated: 08/13/2014 5:00 PM
Created: 08/13/2014 1:54 PM
By: Megan Matthews

A Lakeville man has been arrested in a 31-year-old murder case out of Denton, Texas.

Police arrested 53-year-old Robert Otteson on Tuesday for the murder of Francisco Narvaez on Sept. 30, 1983. Narvaez was found stabbed to death in a local motel room. The Denton Police Department investigated but tips and leads went cold until recently.

Investigators discovered new leads and evidence that led to the indictment of Otteson. The case was submitted to a grand jury on Aug. 8, which led to police arresting Otteson this week.

Investigators from the Denton Police Department and a Texas Ranger from the Texas Department of Public Safety were present during the arrest.

Otteson had been living quietly with his wife and children for years in Lakeville.

He is charged with intentional murder, with bond set at $300,000.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Associated Press Contributed to this Story.

Robert Otteson
Photo: Denton Police Department

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