NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say they have developed new information in the unsolved 1980 slaying of a local rock musician in New Jersey.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan announced on Thursday investigators may be a step closer into making an arrest in the death of Melvin Hopkins.

The 21-year-old lead singer of the band known as “High Voltage” was found beaten and stabbed to death in a car under the Driscoll and Route 9 bridges in Woodbridge on Oct. 6, 1980.

Kaplan would not release the new information.

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