$100,000 reward offered to help solve college student's cold case murder

Tracey Neilson should have been celebrating her 21st birthday on Jan. 5, 1981.

Instead, she was stabbed repeatedly by a suspect who is still a mystery 34 years later.

Investigators with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation say she was murdered that morning inside her Moore apartment at the Jamestown Square Apartments.

Tracey had just returned home from running errands and was ironing a shirt while watching television. Investigators believe she was killed around noon.

Detectives released Friday that they believe the killer may have Tracey’s tortoise-shell colored, plastic key ring.

Her sister says the keychain was approximately 1 inch wide by 4 inches long with Tracey spelled in capital block letters.

A big piece of evidence is a cable ticket book with the location of Tracey’s apartment and date and time of her killing.

Agents revealed that information to the public six months ago and have since learned the ticket book came from a Southwestern Bell telephone repairman.

There initials of the worker on the ticket are unreadable.

However, the specific repairman has not been identified. Up to a $100,000 reward is now available to anyone who can help solve this case.

Most of that reward money is coming from Tracey’s family.