Murder charge filed in Peru State College missing person case
PERU, Neb. —
A man has been charged in the death of a Peru State College student seven years after the woman was reported missing.
Tuesday, the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office announced that a first degree murder charge had been filed in Nemaha County against Joshua Keadle, 36. Keadle is charged with killing Tyler Thomas on or about December 3, 2010.
According to the Attorney General’s Office, Thomas and Keadle were both enrolled at Peru State College when Thomas, 26, disappeared in the fall of 2010. Thomas was reported missing in the early morning hours of December 3, 2010 by two students after she did not return to her dormitory.
Officials said friends, volunteers, law enforcement, and trained dog handlers searched for her for days. Her body has not been found.
The Nebraska Attorney General’s Office has been appointed as special prosecutors in the case and will be assisted by the Nemaha County Attorney’s office. The Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office, the Nebraska State Patrol, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Nemaha County Attorney’s Office and the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office have all been involved in the investigation.