ANAHEIM — Police arrested a 64-year-old man this week in connection with a 1980 cold case where a woman was found dead in her Anaheim apartment, officials said Friday.

Andre William Lepere was arrested Wednesday in New Mexico on suspicion of the murder of 79-year-old Viola Hagenkord, police said.

A neighbor discovered Hagenkord’s body on Feb. 18, 1980, after entering the elderly woman’s apartment because she hadn’t been seen for two days, police said.

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