The Burt County Attorney’s Office reports forensic results from a lab in Texas confirmed the skull is not that of Wanda Krumwiede, a 48-year-old.
The Nebraska State Patrol reported in December of 2012, a contractor excavating land near Lyons uncovered the skull fragment. The initial examination of the skull determined it was that of a middle-age woman, leading to speculation that it could be Krumwiede’s.
The patrol assisted the Lyons Police Department in gathering DNA evidence from the disappearance of Wanda Krumwiede in June of 1995. She disappeared after filing for divorce from Wilhelm Krumwiede, who she had been married to for 25 years. Authorities charged her husband with her murder, but Krumwiede was acquitted in two separate trials. He died in 2003 at the age of 66.