Sunday, August 4, 2019

The Murder of Jenna Nielsen


Jenna Nielsen (22) was weeks away from giving birth to her third child when she was brutally murdered on June 14th, 2007. The young woman was killed while delivering newspapers in Raleigh, North Carolina—a job she did every single morning. Jenna’s body was found shortly after she had been killed, behind the AmeriKing Food Mart on Lake Wheeler Road. Her car was still running nearby, with all of her personal belongings inside. Jenna had been stabbed in the neck.

Police called Jenna’s death ‘completely random’. They have followed numerous leads in the case, but they have not been able to charge anyone for Jenna’s murder. The lead detective on the case told reporters, “every single lead starts to become a dead end and that’s why the case has gone for as long as it has. We just keep having to dig.” The same detective also confirmed that they do have DNA evidence from the crime scene, and they think that it will one day help them solve the case. Still, over a decade has passed since Jenna’s murder and police do not appear to have any suspects.

There is a $15000 reward in place for anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of a suspect. If you have any information that could help solve Jenna’s case, please contact Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357.

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a perfect case for the DNA lookup like the new ID Channel television show. The article says that they were able to find DNA years after the deaths of Jenna and Ethen. This case, like so many unsolved murder cases, is horrible. It seems crazy that the body was found so quickly after it happened.

    Both cases on "Still a Mystery" tonight were the same in that the bodies appeared to be found pretty quickly after the murders happened. It seems weird that NO one saw anything in either case. The first case, in South Dakota, was such a public place. It was the middle of the day, it was a gorgeous sunny day & there should've been people there. I don't know if they were able to get DNA off of the purse they later found near the murder site.

    I'm so happy that Jenna's family was able to get the Ethen law passed. At 8½ months pregnant, of course he is a person. He was viable outside of his mother's body. Every state should pass a law just like this. I really wish they could use the DNA evidence to look for the killer.

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