A man was arrested Tuesday and indicted for a murder that occurred 36 years ago.

Kirt Damon Sr., 57, of Stockton Springs, was arrested and charged with intentional, knowing or depraved indifference murder. At the time of the murder, police said, Damon was 20 years old.

According to a press release from the State Police Unsolved Homicides Unit, 63-year-old Dorothea Burke of Stockton Springs was last seen at a bar in Bucksport June 23, 1984.

Burke had attended a family wedding earlier in the day and was preparing to celebrate her birthday.

She was reported missing the next day when she failed to return home. Five days later, on June 28, her body was discovered by construction workers on Meadow Road in Stockton Springs.

According to police, Burke was well known in the town and had retired from a sardine plant in Belfast. She had lived in town for a number of years.

It was not clear what new evidence surfaced to prompt the Maine Attorney General's Office to seek an arrest at this point.

Damon was taken into custody Tuesday evening at his residence in Stockton Springs and taken to the Waldo County Jail. Damon’s first court appearance was Wednesday at Waldo County Superior court.

Detectives are asking the public to contact them if they have any new information in the case. Call the Unsolved Homicide Unit in Augusta at 624-7143.