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Omaha Police investigating murder of 22-year-old woman

Posted at 8:38 AM, Sep 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-25 09:53:17-04

Omaha Police are asking anyone who might have been in contact with a murder suspect to come forward. 

Jeremiah Connelly, a 39-year-old man who has been out of prison since June 28, was arrested for first-degree murder, tampering with evidence, unlawful taking and willful reckless driving on Sept. 21 when he was observed recklessly driving a stolen vehicle. 

Authorities believe Connelly abducted 22-year-old Jeanna Wilcoxen from a park, killed her and put her body in a ravine in Fremont.

Police are looking for more information about Connelly's 1987 gray Chevrolet van with a VXY116 Nebraska license plate. The van was recovered near 36th and Q on Sept. 17. 

Connelly previously served 12 years for attempted kidnapping, arson, assault and robbery.