America's Most Wanted Helping OPD Solve Murder Mystery
Still no arrests in the murders of Thomas Hunter and his housekeeper
Friday night the Dundee double murder that shocked Omaha got National Attention.
Investigators tell Action 3 News, after the America's Most Wanted segment ran on Lifetime they received several calls. Police say they can't get into the specifics, but with the national coverage tips are coming in.
Police are hoping one of those tips will help lead them to the suspect.
Omaha, NE - Surveillance video shows the last day 11-year-old Thomas Hunter would get off his bus from King Science & Technology Magnet School. Not long after someone murdered the 6th grader and his house keeper inside the Hunter's home. The video is a key piece of evidence to help investigators solve this 4-year-old murder mystery.
"It provides us a timestamp, a good idea of when Thomas exactly got off the bus and got on the bus so we can establish a timeline of every set of movements Thomas had that day ," Lt. Ken Kanger said.
Police say shortly after Thomas got home from school March 13th, 2008 neighbors reported a suspicious vehicle in the area. Investigators now say they believe that car was an early 2000 silver Honda CRV with a plate that resembles a Florida tag.
"The vehicle was seen shortly after Thomas Hunter had gotten off the bus and the vehicle was seen on 54th Street in front of the Hunter home," Kanger said.
Investigators are also digging deeper when it comes to who hunter was chatting with online. Lt. Ken Kanger says Hunter used the screen names "kupcakek" or "motzim" to chat with people many he didn't even know. "Some of the chats were things that raised an eyebrow as far as Thomas giving out locations about where he lived, the neighborhood and things of that nature," Kanger said.
Now after four years investigators are reaching out to America's Most Wanted. "By us getting the information out there and Thomas' screen names maybe somebody that recognizes the name and recognizes somebody who may have chatted with him that was inappropriate or raised any red flags they can call in," said Karen Daborowski with America's Most Wanted.
"America's Most Wanted" will air the segment on Hunter and Sherman's murder Friday at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.