Ex-NV official charged in 1972 with stabbing death of teenager at HI


A former Nevada assistant attorney general has been charged with the murder of a 19-year-old woman in Hawaii 50 years ago.

Authorities arrested Tudor Chirila Jr., 77, in Reno on New York Post reported on Friday, adding that he was charged with second-degree murder.

DNA linked the suspect to the 1972 fatal dagger of the young woman, Nancy Anderson, who had recently moved to Hawaii after graduating from high school in Michigan.

“The fact that he used a sharp instrument to stab her 63 times, his hand – there is a high probability that his hand slipped from the handle onto the blade and he probably injured himself,” said Joseph Scott Morgan, Scholar Emeritus of Jacksonville State University. of Forensics, told NewsNation this week.

“The natural inclination is to take a bath towel or a hand towel or whatever is around it and transfer it to your hand so that you apply direct pressure,” he added:

The young woman was stabbed in her apartment in Waikiki. Despite the difficult investigation, the police never gave up trying to solve the case, the Job follow-up report:

Investigators finally got a solid lead this year after receiving a tip in December that Chirila might be a suspect, according to the criminal complaint.

Police were able to confirm him as the prime suspect after obtaining a DNA sample from his son, John Chirila of Newport Beach, California in March. The sample identified young Chirila as the biological child of the person whose DNA was found at the crime scene, the criminal complaint states.

Law enforcement executed a search warrant last week and took a DNA sample from Chirila at his Reno apartment, days before the man attempted suicide.

He was subsequently arrested, imprisoned and is being held without bond on charges of being a fugitive from another state.

“She was an integral part of our family,” Anderson’s brother, Jack, told NBC News. “And when she was killed, it just left a hole in our hearts, in our family.”

Chirila was an assistant attorney general in the late 1970s and unsuccessfully ran for the Nevada Supreme Court in the early 1990s, according to the Job.

The outlet added: “In a 1998 federal indictment, U.S. prosecutors in Reno identified him as the former president of a corporation, AGE Corp., which served as a front for the brothel boss of the Nevada, Joe Conforte.”



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