A court ruling that Peru State College was not liable for the disappearance and presumed murder of a female student in 2010 has been upheld by the Nebraska Supreme Court.
The court upheld the ruling of District Judge Daniel Bryan, Jr.
Bryan had ruled college officials could not be held liable in the disappearance of 19-year-old Tyler Thomas of Omaha.
Thomas was last seen by fellow student, Joshua Keadle, in 2010. Keadle was 29. Thomas was 19.
Officials interviewed Keadle during the investigation of Thomas’ disappearance. Thomas, a convicted sex offender, claimed during those interviews that he had consensual sex with Thomas at a boat ramp along the Missouri River. Keadle claims Thomas has threatened to accuse him of rape. He told investigators left her at the boat ramp.
Keadle was never charged in the case. Thomas’ body was never found. She was declared dead in 2013.