Details of Disappearance
Vicki was last seen leaving her apartment at the Anderson Mill apartment complex in Cedar Park, Texas at 6:00 p.m. on December 14, 1991, on her way to a company Christmas party. She has never been heard from again. Her husband, Rex, reported her missing on December 16, two days later. He said Vicki had needed some time away and he thought she'd gone to Austin, Texas, but Vicki's family said it is uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning. Vicki and Rex were legally separated at the time of her disappearance, but they still lived together. They have three sons. Their divorce was supposed to become final in January 1992.
In January 1992, police searched Vicki's home and found her blood in the master bedroom of her apartment. It appeared as if someone had tried to clean it up. Based on the amount of blood found, authorities decided Vicki was deceased. An anonymous phone call led police to her brown 1987 Dodge Aries staton wagon in a parking lot off of Mopac Boulevard on February 8, 1992, nearly two months after her disappearance. The vehicle had apparently been parked there for several weeks.
A photo of Rex is posted below this case summary. In March 2013, he was indicted for his wife's murder. Vicki was seeing another man and Rex allegedly assaulted her new boyfriend a month before she disappeared. Investigators believe he killed her after an argument in their apartment. Rex has a record for assault and drug-related offenses, but no felony convictions. He was homeless at the time of his arrest. Investigators believe he had help in disposing of Vicki's body, and they've appealed for his accomplices to come forward.
Rex was convicted of Vicki's murder in June 2014, and sentenced to 42 years in prison. He will be eligible for parole after serving one-quarter of his sentence. Foul play is suspected in Vicki's case due to the circumstances involved. Her body has never been found.
Above: Rex Nisbett