September 29, 2021

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Nebraska sexual intercourse offender charged in 1983 slaying of exchange pupil

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

Bud Leroy Christensen, 67, was charged Thursday with initial-diploma murder in the dying of Firozeh Dehghanpour, whose naked human body was discovered by fishermen beneath a bridge north of Council Bluffs, Iowa, in August 1983, the Omaha World-Herald reported.

An autopsy found Dehghanpour, who was previous seen leaving the university’s campus a working day before her system was located, died from slashes to her throat and stab wounds to her system, according to the report.

Investigators have reported Dehghanpour was killed somewhere else and that evidence confirmed she was not sexually assaulted, even though detectives at the time considered she was targeted by another person she understood, the newspaper reported Wednesday.

The probe into the unsolved slaying was reinvigorated by Dehghanpour’s mate, Steven Martin, who urged Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jim Doty to choose a different glimpse at proof gathered from the scene — such as a bra and underwear — that could be retested employing innovative DNA investigation.

Check benefits returned in March unveiled a left-handed glove with clear bloodstains on it that contained a male DNA profile, as perfectly as Dehghanpour’s genetic materials. Christensen was then recognized as a suspect in the slaying just after his DNA was entered in a nationwide database called the Blended DNA Index Method, the newspaper described.

Bud Leroy Christensen
Bud Leroy Christensen was billed utilizing advanced DNA screening.
Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Section

As a convicted intercourse offender, Christensen’s DNA profile experienced been in the Nebraska Sex Offender Registry because of to 3 prior convictions, together with two as recent as 2014. He was sentenced to 10 many years in jail prior to currently being introduced in May possibly 2018.

Computer papers observed around Dehghanpour’s physique also had two of Christensen’s fingerprints on them, according to an affidavit.

“Giving the relatives answers is the most satisfying section of becoming in a position to resolve the case,” Doty explained to the newspaper, stating he spoke to Dehghanpour’s brother in London for an hour Tuesday. “He was stunned. He couldn’t really system it.”

Christensen would have been 30 many years old at the time of the slaying, the Planet-Herald reported. He was taken into custody in Omaha on April 30 and was ordered held on $1 million hard cash-only bond ahead of his up coming scheduled courtroom look future 7 days.

Christensen waived his appropriate to battle extradition to Iowa on Tuesday, the newspaper described.

A crime scene technician, meanwhile, explained the case exemplifies the improvements in forensic science because Dehghanpour’s demise, in accordance to KETV.

“Let Firozeh’s case be an case in point that it is never ever much too late to find answers,” Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Criminal offense Scene Technician Hadley Mikovec reported.