MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - Minneapolis Police say they've made an arrest in a stabbing death that took place in the city more than 30 years ago.
Sergeant Bill Palmer said 57-year-old Robert William Skogstad was arrested last week in Kansas in connection with 22-year-old Mary Cathryn Steinhart's stabbing death.
She was killed inside her Minneapolis apartment on the 3200 block of Girard Avenue South on Nov. 25, 1980.
She died from stab wounds, and police said they found a butcher's knife at the scene. Police said she had also been raped.
Police say there was no forced entry. Skogstad was a caretaker of the building before the murder.
DNA evidence was collected at the scene and investigators say expanding the DNA database to include suspects from other states lead to the arrest.
Skogstad is being held in Kansas City, Kan. on suspicion of second-degree intentional homicide, awaiting extradition to Hennepin County where his case will be tried.
Palmer announced the new break in the case at a 9 a.m. news conference on Wednesday.