February 10, 2016 9:45 AM EST

A former priest has been arrested over the 1960 murder of Texas beauty queen and schoolteacher Irene Garza, officials and campaigners said Tuesday.

John Feit, 83, was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona on a murder charge out of Hildago County, Texas — where the one-time Miss South Texas was found dead in a canal, authorities said.

Feit was jailed pending extradition to Texas, a spokesman for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona said in a statement.

His arrest came after a Texas grand jury indicted him on the murder charge, NBC affiliate KPNX in Phoenix reported. It wasn’t immediately clear what new information…

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