Bud Christensen, 69, was sentenced to a maximum 50 years in prison April 6 under a plea deal for killing Firozeh Dehghanpour in August 1983.
Dehghanpour was 27 and attending the University of Nebraska-Omaha when she disappeared. Her naked body was eventually found under a bridge on the Missouri River north of Council Bluffs.
An autopsy determined Dehghanpour was stabbed four times, had several cuts to her throat and had been beaten.
Front Page Detectives reported on the arrest of Christensen in May 2021. Authorities said they received a tip from a former UNO business student in late 2020 which reopened the cold case. A review of evidence using DNA testing led to Christensen.
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"Let Firozeh's case be an example that it's never too late to seek justice," crime scene technician Hadley Kava told KETV.
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