Ex-Nevada Deputy Attorney General Charged In Cold Case Murder From 50 Years Ago

Ex Nevada Deput Ag Charged With Murder

A former Nevada deputy attorney general suspected of killing a 19-year-old in Hawaii 50 years ago was arrested on Wednesday.

Tudor Chirila Jr., 77, has been arrested in Reno in connection with Nancy Anderson’s gruesome stabbing death in a Waikiki apartment on the island of Oahu, Honolulu’s tourist hub.

On Jan. 7, 1972, Anderson was found in a pool of blood in her apartment after being stabbed more than 60 times.

Approximately two months before her murder, the young woman, who had just graduated high school, had moved to Hawaii from Michigan.

Anderson’s case had been reopened numerous times over the decades, including an investigation of a knife salesman who knocked on her apartment the day she died.

However, DNA evidence finally broke the case for investigators.

John Chirila, the suspect’s son, was tested by police for DNA in March, which confirmed that he was the biological son of the man whose DNA was found at the scene of the crime.

On Sept. 6, Reno police used a search warrant to compel Tudor Chirila to provide a DNA sample. Two days later, Chirila attempted suicide.

Longtime Reno attorney was a deputy attorney in the late 1970s and ran for Nevada Supreme Court in 1994.

In 1998, prosecutors indicted Chirila for overseeing a company that acted as a front for Joe Conforte, the infamous brothel boss of Mustang Ranch. He cooperated with prosecutors against Conforte, who fled the country before his trial began.

For more on this story, please consider these sources:

  1. Ex-Nevada deputy attorney general arrested in 1972 murder of teen girl in Hawaii  New York Post
  2. Ex-Nevada deputy attorney general arrested in teen’s 1972 murder in Hawaii  Fox News
  3. New deadline set for extradition of Waikiki cold case murder suspect  Hawaii News Now
  4. Reno lawyer Tudor Chirila arrested in 1972 murder of Hawaii teen  Reno Gazette Journal
  5. 50 years ago, Nancy Anderson was found dead in her Hawaii apartment. A former deputy Nevada attorney general has been arrested.  CBS News
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