OGDEN -- The paperwork is in, and the man charged with the murder and rape of 11-year-old Rebecca Lemberger in 1983 will soon be in Ogden to face trial.
Greg Seamons, 46, was in the Idaho State Prison on prior offenses when he was charged a year ago in the Lemberger case via DNA evidence.
After a drawn-out extradition process, Idaho prison officials this week forwarded the last necessary documents to the Weber County Attorney's Office and 2nd District Court to transfer custody of Seamons.
But officials are mum on exactly when he'll be brought to the Weber County Jail.
"We would not reveal any indication of what that transport date would be due to security reasons," said sheriff's spokesman Lt. Mark Lowther. "We would only confirm his arrival in our facility."
He said it could be a jail transport team or Ogden police who would go pick up Seamons at the Idaho prison.
Lemberger was last seen March 2, 1983, when she left home to walk to Edison Elementary School at 935 E. 1050 North, in Ogden. The discovery of her body came the next day in a shed west of 729 N. Mountain Road in Ogden. She had been beaten to death.
Seamons was 15 at the time of Lemberger's death and lived in the same neighborhood as she. Prosecutors have said they would have sought the death penalty, but appellate law clearly prohibits execution for homicides committed when defendants were 16 years old or younger.
The homicide was considered a cold case until July 2011, when Ogden Detective Rick Childress received a letter from the Utah State Crime Lab indicating a match had been made from the National DNA Index System between DNA evidence from the crime scene and Seamons.
Childress researched Seamons and his personal identifying information through Ogden police databases, which placed him in Ogden and living in Lemberger's neighborhood at the time of the crime. Seamons was formally charged with Lemberger's death and rape in September 2012.
Seamons was also interviewed at the prison by local police, including Shane Minor, now an investigator with the county attorney's office. Minor was an Ogden police officer and among those who were involved in the 1983 investigation of Lemberger's' death.
Seamons in letters to media has admitted to seeing Lemberger shortly before her death. But he claims the DNA actually points to his father, which the state crime lab has called virtually impossible.
Seamons claims his father, Larry Bingham Seamons, likely committed the murder, as the man picked up him and Lemberger that day, dropping him off at his school and her at hers. Larry Seamons died a decade ago.
Seamons was serving a sentence in Idaho for a 2007 kidnapping conviction in Ada County, Idaho. He was scheduled to be released in 2017.
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