The cold case of Velma Nesset has been solved almost 40 years later.

According to NewsWest 9, Velma Nesset's body was found in a culvert in the 4200 block of Tanglewood on April 19, 1982 after she failed to show up for work.

The 64 year old had been sexually assaulted and stabbed to death but with no leads the case went cold.

The case had been reopened lately with reports of a new suspect Bill Wayne Ludwigson as a prime suspect who lived in Odessa back in 1982, but was now living in Denver, Colorado.

The arrest affidavit states that DNA results from a cigarette butt brought about the arrest.

Ludwigson is pending extradition back to Odessa.