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Man charged in 1978 cold case murder in Buffalo's west side

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Posted at 9:05 AM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 09:38:33-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A man has been arraigned on a second degree murder charge, stemming from a 1978 cold case on Buffalo's west side.

60-year-old John Sauberan is charged with the murder of Linda Tschari, who was just 19 years old in February of 1978.

Sauberan is accused of stabbing Tschari to death in her apartment at Pooley Place.

"She was only 19 years old...she was a good girl...she was going to school," a family member told 7 Eyewitness News back in 2007. "I don't know why it would happen."

Sauberan was arraigned on March 6th in Buffalo City Court. He has been in Erie County custody since then.