http://www.kbzk.com/Global/story.asp?S=4537597 Cold case closed A resurrected 30-year-old murder is solved. At a press conference today, Missoula police and county officials said their evidence showed 37-year-old Verna Kvale was murdered by former funeral home director, Niel Morris. By connecting D-N-A samples found at the crime scene with recent samples, detectives pin-pointed Morris as the primary suspect. In April of 1976, Verna Kvale was found stabbed to death in her home. She had been sexually assaulted. The murder has been unsolved until now. At one time serial killer Wayne Nance was connected to the murder, but police later decided to dismiss him as a suspect. Police recently re-opened the case, collecting DNA samples from possible suspects. 27 hours after Niel Morris' DNA was acquired he was found dead. Officials say the cause of death was suicide. Prior to the murder, officials say Kvale and Morris dated. They say the murder was a personal crime of violence, but a motive is unknown.