(CNN) — A Florida woman who woke up to a stranger sexually assaulting her 36 years ago may finally get justice after DNA helped crack the brutal rape case. The attack happened on August 22, 1983, in the victim's home in Coral Springs home. The woman was in her bedroom about 6 a.m. when a man held a steak knife to her neck, CNN affiliate WPEC reported. When she screamed, he told her to shut up. "I have loved you for months," he told her after the rape.