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Daughter of former Omaha Mayor missing; husband arrested on several charges

Mayor Suttle: "We need to find the car"
Amber Tjaden
Amber Tjaden
Amber Tjaden Jaguar
Posted at 11:00 AM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 14:20:35-05

PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (KMTV) — 2/2/2020 - Update

Amber Tjaden, daughter of former Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle, was reported missing last week by her adult daughter.

Suttle spoke with KMTV 3 News Now anchor, Jennifer Griswold on Tuesday and said that the family is focused on finding Amber. He wants people to continue using social media to share photos of Amber and her car.

According to Suttle, some reports have had the wrong information about Amber's car. He said it's a Black Jaguar F-type, License Plate 20-T-638. They are working to see if there are any tracking systems on the vehicle.

"We need to find the car. If we find the car, we can find her," Suttle said.

According to Suttle, there was an altercation with her and husband, Matthew Tjaden, and then she was last heard from at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Her cell phone was then off.

Cass County court documents show Amber Tjaden's husband, 38-year-old Matthew Tjaden, was arrested on January 28, 2021, shortly after sheriff's deputies went to the couple's home to check up on Amber.

Matthew Tjaden was arrested for flight to avoid arrest, child abuse and resisting arrest according to the documents.

The former mayor said his grandchildren are a priority right now.

"We're focusing on her two younger boys. Our mission is to make sure they're taken care of," said Suttle.

Amber Tjaden's whereabouts have been unknown since January 27, 2021.

This is a developing story.

2/1/2020 - Previous story

According to Cass County Sheriff's Office, the public is being asked to help locate a missing woman from Weeping Water, Neb.

Cass County Sheriff Wm. C. Brueggemann is asking for the assistance of the citizens and public, in locating a vehicle and a missing person who is in possession of the vehicle.

Sheriff Brueggeman advised the Cass County Sheriff Office was contacted on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 10:22 a.m., by family members of Amber Tjaden, age 48 of Weeping Water, Neb.

Tjaden has not been seen or heard from since Wednesday, January 27, 2021.

Amber Tjaden is believed to be driving a 2019 Black Jaguar, Model F-Pace, with Nebraska plate 20T638.

If the 2019 Black Jaguar is seen, report the incident to law enforcement authorities immediately. Any information can be received at the Cass County Sheriff Office, (402) 296-9370, or contact Investigator Tony Hemmer.