FAIRBANKS, Alaska - On Friday Lieutenant Governor Kevin Meyer signed an extradition request to Janet Mills, the governor of Maine, for Steven Harris Downs. Downs was accused and arrested for the 1993 sexual assault and murder of Sophie Sergie, a former UAF student.
Meyer said, quote: "This case has haunted Sophie's family and the Fairbanks community for far too long. It is my hope that Governor Mills approves this request quickly and permits the wheels of justice, unmoved since 1993, to proceed forward in our search for the truth in this tragic case." end quote.
Down's legal team fought the extradition back to Alaska earlier this week.