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  • Nebraska Cold Case Homicide Generates Renewed Interest

  • A northeast Nebraska cold case is generating renewed interest 13-years after the death of a Cuming County woman.
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  • A northeast Nebraska cold case is generating renewed interest 13-years after the death of a Cuming County woman.
    On August 21, 1999, 54-year old, Jeanne Kassebaum was discovered deceased in the bathtub of her West Point home. Her body was discovered by family. Initially her death was ruled an accident, until an autopsy determined she died of strangulation.
    “Even though it’s been more than a decade since her death, we believe there are still people out there who know more about what happened the night she died,” said Nebraska State Patrol Investigator Melanie Lueders. “We would like to talk with anyone who might have information that could help us put those responsible for her death behind bars.”
    Kassebaums’ picture and information about her death is featured in the first edition of the Nebraska State Patrol “Cold Case Playing Cards”.   Printed in 2010, the playing cards were distributed to correctional facilities across the state as a way of raising awareness of unsolved or suspected cold case homicides. A full deck of the cards can be viewed on the Nebraska State Patrol website.
    If you have information that might help in solving this cold case homicide, you are asked to call the statewide Crime Stoppers number at 1-800-422-1492. You can also report a tip via the internet by logging onto the Nebraska Crime Stoppers website at < www.nebraskacrimestoppers.com >. You can remain anonymous and could be eligible for up to a $1,000 cash reward.

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