New Evidence Unveiled in Ralston Murder

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Ralston Police are making headway in a murder investigation. They released a composite sketch Tuesday of one of two suspects wanted in connection with the death of Amiee Kearns in October.

Kearns was shot to death in her Orleans Square Apartment, near 83rd and L, and investigators have said it was not a random act of violence.


Amiee Kearns

Kearns and a friend were inside the apartment when, police say, two men broke in. Investigators say the suspects stole a laptop computer and shot Kearns. They believe the victim and suspects knew one another.

In addition to releasing the composite picture on Tuesday, police said that they were able to recover blood from the scene from one of the suspects. That blood is currently being checked against a database to see if there's a match.

Police Chief Ronald Murtaugh said Tuesday, "We are happy to report that it has already been coded, and it has been entered into the CODIS system, the combined DNA indexing system, which is housed by the FBI."

In the meantime, investigators are hoping that anyone who recognizes the suspect in the composite will step forward with information.

Authorities believe the two suspects in the case are Hispanic males. They made their getaway in what investigators believe was a gray, silver, or light-blue mid-70s or early 80s Lincoln Continental.

It's been 10 years since the City of Ralston has seen a murder. Ralston Police are being assisted in the investigation by a number of agencies including the DEA, Omaha Police, ICE and the Nebraska State Patrol.

A $1,500 cash reward is being offered for any information leading to an arrest. The public should call 402-331-1786.


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