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Officials working to extradite Ohio man

May 20, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer

James Franklin Jagers is connected to a man who went missing in Riverton nearly 40 years ago.

The Fremont County Attorney's Office continues to work with authorities to extradite an Ohio man with connections to a man who went missing in Riverton nearly 40 years ago

"We're still working on a governor's warrant that is necessary to extradite a person from another state," County Attorney Michael Bennett said. "It's a lot of paperwork."

Ohio law enforcement officials arrested James Franklin Jagers, 66, on April 2 for charges of grand larceny and theft of an automobile, felonies that each carry sentences of up to 10 years in jail.

Jagers is accused of stealing a 1966 Ford LTD belonging to Larry Marvin Morris in 1974. Morris was reported missing from Riverton on April 27, 1974. The 24-year-old Tulsa, Okla., man was last seen on Main Street in his dark green car with Oklahoma license plates. He has since been declared dead.

Morris transferred to Riverton from Tulsa with the Seismograph Service Corporation. He had been living at the Park Avenue trailer court for a few months before his disappearance.

Officials declined to say if there is a connection between Jagers and the disappearance of Morris. However, Jagers's name has been linked to the case since Morris went missing.

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