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Arrest made in nearly 20-year-old unsolved homicide case

Arrest made in nearly 20-year-old unsolved homicide case

Omaha police have made an arrest in the nearly 20-year-old unsolved slaying of Omahan Todd Schumacher.

Schumacher was found dead of gunshot wounds at his home at 2907 W St. on Dec. 5, 2000.

On Tuesday, the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force arrested Christopher Martin, 51, on suspicion of first-degree murder.

Schumacher’s home had been burglarized, and Martin was his neighbor at the time.

Police had reopened the case at the request of Schumacher’s daughter. The World-Herald wrote about her efforts in September.

Alyssa Schumacher issued a statement on the arrest of Martin: “After all these years, my dad will finally be able to rest in peace and our family will be able to rest a little better at night.”

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Nancy Gaarder helps cover public safety and weather events as an editor on The World-Herald's breaking news desk. Follow her on Twitter @gaarder. Email:

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