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Omaha Police make arrest in 19-year-old homicide case

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Posted at 8:55 PM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-14 21:55:29-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Nineteen years later, a family is finally getting closure after Omaha Police made an arrest in connection with the murder of Todd Schumacher.

Omaha Police located and arrested 51-year-old Christopher J. Martin in connection with Schumacher's murder on Tuesday.

Schumacher, 35, was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds near 2907 Q St on Dec. 5, 2000.

The Omaha Police Homicide Unit were unable to make an arrest at the time and the case went cold.

The victim's daughter, Alyssa Schumacher, reached out in 2019 to the Cold Case Squad and Detective Dave Schneider reviewed the case again.

After investigation, Det. Schneider had enough evidence to get a 1st degree murder felony arrest warrant issued on Monday for Martin.

Tuesday, Omaha Police announced the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Martin.

"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," said Alyssa Schumacher.