Man held in killing of woman found on I-80 in Pennsylvania

Man held in killing of woman found on I-80 in Pennsylvania
State troopers arrested Tracy Rollins Jr., 28, of Dallas, on Wednesday in Milldale, Connecticut, Pennsylvania state police said. (Source: Raycom images)

MILTON, Pa. (AP) - Police in Connecticut apprehended a Texas man wanted in the slaying of a Virginia woman whose body was found on Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania, officials said.

State troopers arrested Tracy Rollins Jr., 28, of Dallas, on Wednesday in Milldale, Connecticut, Pennsylvania state police said. He was accused of killing Rebecca Landrith, 47, of Virginia.

Authorities said they believed she was likely shot elsewhere before her body was discovered on Sunday along an I-80 eastbound ramp in Pennsylvania’s Union County.

Landrith had recently traveled through parts of the Midwest, state police said, and she had ties to several states, including South Dakota and Utah.

According to state police, Rollins was awaiting an extradition hearing. It could not be determined whether he had retained a lawyer.

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