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Family may finally have closure after arrest in decades-old cold case

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WEATHERFORD, Texas – A Texas family may finally have closure after a man was arrested in connection to a decades-old cold case murder.

Wendy Kae Robinson, 19, was last seen alive on July 8, 1987, NBC DFW reports.

Her body was found four days later.

For 29 years, authorities were never able to crack the case.

Earlier this week, detectives said they were looking at new clues in the 29-year-old murder.

After authorities announced they were looking at new clues, Robinson’s father pleaded for anyone with information to come forward.

“It was a horrible experience,” her father, Jim Robinson, said. “We didn’t know what to think. And the more time that passed by, the worse we felt like the situation was.”

The next day, 59-year-old Rickey lee Adkins was arrested on a capital murder charge in connection with Robinson’s death.

According to NBC DFW, investigators have not revealed what evidence lead them to Adkins.

However, they did say the investigation is ongoing and that more arrests may be forthcoming.

Adkins is a registered sex offender, NBC DFW reports.