WINFIELD — A man acquitted of killing a Lincoln County teenager nearly 18 years ago still faces a charge of rape.
A jury on Friday found 46-year-old Michael Dowell of Ferguson not guilty in the killing of 18-year-old Stephanie Hogland.
The teenager disappeared from a Winfield convenience store in January 1991. Her body was found a day later near Elsberry.
Dowell was charged in 2006 after a DNA sample he submitted to a probation officer matched DNA taken from the crime.
Dowell still faces a forcible rape charge in the Hogland case and remains jailed in Lincoln County. No trial date for the rape charge has been set.