Man sentenced in death of Nebraska college student

Nebraska News

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 71 years to life in prison in the death of a Nebraska college student whose body has never been found.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that relatives of Tyler Thomas hugged and cried after 38-year-old Joshua Keadle was sentenced for second-degree murder in the killing.

Thomas was 19 when she disappeared in December 2010 after she left a party near Peru State College in southeastern Nebraska, where Keadle also was a student.

The case went cold before it was reopened in 2016. The sentencing hearing had been delayed because of COVID-19 concerns.

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