Arrest made in 2007 cold case

Posted at 7:20 PM, Mar 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-25 20:20:50-04

Omaha police have arrested a suspect in the 2007 murder of Joy Blanchard.

Charles Simmer, 33, was arrested Friday and booked for first-degree murder.  

Blanchard was found stabbed to death in her South Omaha home on November 3, 2007.

The Omaha Police Department's Cold Case Unit received a grant allowing the department to do more DNA testing which led to an arrest.