Nebraska sex offender charged in 1983 slaying of exchange student

A registered intercourse offender has been arrested in the 1983 slaying of an Iranian trade scholar at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, according to reviews.

Bud Leroy Christensen, 67, was charged Thursday with first-diploma murder in the death of Firozeh Dehghanpour, whose bare human body was observed by fishermen beneath a bridge north of Council Bluffs, Iowa, in August 1983, the Omaha Environment-Herald claimed.

An autopsy found Dehghanpour, who was past witnessed leaving the university’s campus a working day ahead of her system was observed, died from slashes to her throat and stab wounds to her physique, according to the report.

Investigators have stated Dehghanpour was killed somewhere else and that proof confirmed she was not sexually assaulted, despite the fact that detectives at the time thought she was targeted by another person she realized, the newspaper described Wednesday.

The probe into the unsolved slaying was reinvigorated by Dehghanpour’s buddy, Steven Martin, who urged Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jim Doty to acquire a different search at proof gathered from the scene — which include a bra and underwear — that could be retested using highly developed DNA examination.

Take a look at results returned in March discovered a still left-handed glove with apparent bloodstains on it that contained a male DNA profile, as well as Dehghanpour’s genetic material. Christensen was then determined as a suspect in the slaying after his DNA was entered in a countrywide databases identified as the Merged DNA Index Process, the newspaper claimed.

Bud Leroy Christensen
Bud Leroy Christensen was charged utilizing innovative DNA testing.
Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Department

As a convicted intercourse offender, Christensen’s DNA profile had been in the Nebraska Intercourse Offender Registry because of to 3 prior convictions, such as two as current as 2014. He was sentenced to 10 a long time in jail prior to being introduced in May perhaps 2018.

Laptop papers uncovered in close proximity to Dehghanpour’s human body also experienced two of Christensen’s fingerprints on them, according to an affidavit.

“Giving the family answers is the most worthwhile aspect of becoming ready to solve the situation,” Doty informed the newspaper, indicating he spoke to Dehghanpour’s brother in London for an hour Tuesday. “He was shocked. He couldn’t pretty process it.”

Christensen would have been 30 decades previous at the time of the slaying, the World-Herald documented. He was taken into custody in Omaha on April 30 and was purchased held on $1 million money-only bond in advance of his upcoming scheduled court physical appearance next 7 days.

Christensen waived his suitable to fight extradition to Iowa on Tuesday, the newspaper described.

A crime scene technician, meanwhile, reported the case exemplifies the breakthroughs in forensic science considering that Dehghanpour’s demise, in accordance to KETV.

“Let Firozeh’s situation be an illustration that it is hardly ever way too late to search for answers,” Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Criminal offense Scene Technician Hadley Mikovec reported.