Man arrested, charged with murder in 21-year-old cold case
Newly-elected Williamson County District Attorney Jana Duty is moving forward with a 21-year-old murder case.
Vicki Lynn Nisbett was last seen in December of 1991. A couple of days later, she was reported missing by her estranged husband Rex Nisbett.
After a recent review of the case, Duty saw enough evidence there for a conviction, and Nisbett, who was living homeless in Houston, was arrested Thursday and charged with murder.
Duty says she was asked by a friend of Vicki's to look into the case when she started as DA in January, and the evidence for prosecution was already there.
"I think former prosecutors had an opinion of 'no body, no murder,'” Duty said. “I believe with the advent of technology, we don't have to follow that theory anymore."
Officials haven’t released much information about the case, but have confirmed that blood and DNA evidence were found in her home.
Investigators believe someone might have helped Nisbett dispose of Vicki's body back in 1991.
Investigators ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 253-7867.