AUSTIN — In an effort to find witnesses or people who might have known or worked with an Austin man who is believed to have murdered an 18-year-old newlywed nearly 40 years ago, police are releasing photos of the suspect over the years.
64-year-old Michael Anthony Galvan was indicted May 24 on one count of capital murder and one count of murder involving the 1979 death of Debra Sue Reiding. Austin police allege that Galvan sexually assaulted and murdered Reiding at her apartment that year. Reiding was 18 at the time of her death and had recently moved to Austin with her newlywed husband, police said.
DNA technology allowed cold case detectives to link him to the crime, police said.
"APD is still seeking assistance in locating witnesses or people who might have known or worked with Galvan around the time Debra was murdered and his activity in the following years," a statement from Austin police read.
Police released photos of Galvan, which shows his age progression between 1979 and present day.