A suspect is now jailed in Missouri who authorities say is the prime suspect in a central Nebraska murder case from more than two decades ago.
Forty-five-year-old John Oldson was arrested Tuesday night at his home in Clay County, Missouri, near Kansas City.
Oldson is charged in the murder of Cathy Beard, who was a part-time waitress at a bar in Ord, Nebraska, when she vanished in 1989.
The remains of the 31-year-old woman were found in 1992 in a shallow grave near Ord.
The suspect, Oldson, had been questioned in Beard’s disappearance and he’d admitting making a pass at the woman. Witnesses claimed they’d left the bar together.
Authorites say new evidence has turned up that led to the arrest, but no details were released.
Oldson will be extradited to Nebraska next month to face charges in Valley County.