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(Neb)-Body Of Missing Imperial Woman Found, 3 Arrested

By: John Axtell Posted at: 11/26/2019 02:52 PM
Kevin German, Keonna Carter

IMPERIAL, Neb. (AP) - Authorities in southwest Nebraska have found and identified the remains of a missing woman near Imperial and arrested three people suspected of involvement in the kidnapping of her and another woman.

     The Nebraska Attorney General's Office says the body of 22-year old Annika Swanson of Imperial was found Sunday afternoon. Swanson's father had contacted deputies 3 days earlier to say he hadn't heard from her for about a week.

      24-year-old Kevin German of Colorado Springs and 22-year-old Keonna Carter of Taylorsville, Utah, are charged with multiple felonies including kidnapping, false imprisonment, felony use of a firearm, and assault. Bond for each is $250,000.

    The third defendant, 43-year-old Russell Mann from rural Enders, Neb, faces 2 felony counts of being an accessory to kidnapping. Mann's bond is also $250,000.

     Authorities say Swanson and a 20-year old woman, whose name has not been released, were held at Mann's residence for 2 days by German and Carter, who then forced Swanson to leave with them. Carter and German were alone when they returned.

       The younger woman was described as having been assaulted but was safe after the arrests of German and Carter in Fort Collins on Saturday. Mann was arrested at his home.


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