Inmate indicted in 1984 Seguin murder

Miguel Angel Nunez, 54, accused in Oct. 21, 1984, death of Orie Tausch

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SEGUIN, Texas - A 28-year-old cold case in Seguin may have been solved. 

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The Guadalupe Sheriff’s Office arrested 54-year-old Miguel Angel Nunez in the murder of 78-year-old Orie Taush. 

Sheriff Arnold Zwicke said Nunez was already in prison for killing another elderly person.

Nunez was indicted for Tausch’s murder on April 4. 

Tausch was found stabbed 19 times in her home in the 4600 block of Old Seguin-Luling Road in Guadalupe County on Oct. 21, 1984. 

Zwicke said Nunez was always their prime suspect and that “his vehicle was found or seen in the area prior to her body being discovered.”

Zwicke believes the motive for the murder was robbery. 

He said Nunez met Tausch through the victim’s former roommate.  The cold case was reopened in March 2010 after finding evidence from the previous investigation led them to their suspect.

Although Zwicke said Nunez never admitted to the murder, he said he’s confident the district attorney’s office has what they need to charge Nunez for the 28-year-old cold case.

“What we did was take the case, (tear) it apart and (rebuild) it ... and it led us to the indictment last Thursday,” said Zwicke.

Tausch’s family was notified about the indictment. They said they’re happy with the outcome.

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