COMPTON, Calif.—A man who was serving prison time in Washington state has been charged with killing a 16-year-old girl in Southern California more than two decades ago.

City News Service says 63-year-old James A. Boyd was extradited to Los Angeles earlier this week and remains jailed without bail. He's facing a December arraignment on suspicion of committing murder during a rape.

Prosecutors haven't decided whether to seek the death penalty.

Boyd is charged in connection with the October 1991 killing of Melissa Alcantar. Her bound body was found in the locked bathroom of a Compton thrift shop where she worked.

Authorities say the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department took over the case from Compton police in 2000 and developed new evidence that led to Boyd.