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Police suspect Iowa inmate in 2013 killing in Omaha suburb

February 4, 2019

RALSTON, Neb. (AP) — Police have issued a murder warrant for an Iowa inmate in connection with the 2013 killing of a woman whose body was found in her apartment in an Omaha suburb.

Police in Ralston said Monday they had issued the first-degree murder warrant for Ricardo Paul Escobedo Jr., who was serving time in the Iowa State Penitentiary for a drug charge.

He’s charged in the Oct. 28, 2013, killing of Aimee Kearns, who was shot-to-death in her apartment, apparently because she owed money for illegal drugs.

Police say the arrest came after authorities matched DNA from blood found at the Ralston apartments to Escobedo’s DNA.

The 27-year-old Escobedo is expected to be transferred to the Douglas County jail.

Authorities say one or two others could be involved in the killing.

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