OPD makes arrest in cold case from 2000

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- It’s taken almost two decades, but Omaha Police now have a suspect accused murdering Todd Schumacher behind bars.

Omaha Police arrested Christopher Martin on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2020, and booked him for charges of first-degree murder. He’s accused of killing Todd Schumacher in December 2000. (Omaha Police / WOWT)

Police arrested Christopher Martin on Tuesday and booked him for charges of first-degree murder in the December 2000 death of Schumacher.

A little more than 20 years ago, police responded to a neighborhood near 29th and Q streets after two people discovered Schumacher’s body.

The case quickly went cold but after a plea from Schumacher’s daughter Alyssa Schumacher, OPD started investigating again.

"After all these years, my dad will finally be able to rest in peace and our family will be able to rest a little better at night knowing that the person who did this is finally getting what he deserves," she said Tuesday in a statement.