You are the owner of this article.
South Sioux City man to face murder charges for 1982 homicide in Utah
top story

South Sioux City man to face murder charges for 1982 homicide in Utah


SOUTH SIOUX CITY -- A South Sioux City man is in custody after investigators say they solved a cold case homicide that occurred in 1982 in Utah, according to a news release from the South Sioux City Police Department.

Bryan H. Reed


Bryan H. Reed, 55, is being held in the Dakota County Jail awaiting extradition back to Utah to face charges of murder and aggravated burglary for the death of Wilhelmina Reid, 72. She was found dead in her apartment on Aug. 18, 1982. Her death was determined to be caused by blunt force trauma.

On Dec. 18, 2018, Salt Lake City police investigators first interviewed Reed in South Sioux City about his alleged involvement. Also at that time, South Sioux City police investigators served a search warrant to collect Reed’s DNA. Detectives were able to link Bryan Reed to Wilhelmina Reid’s death through the analysis of DNA and fingerprints, and they again interviewed Reed and gained his admission, according to the news release.

Reed, who was 17 at the time of the homicide, moved to Nebraska shortly after the homicide.

Ex-Briar Cliff student pleads guilty to forging checks to pay for sex
Woman pleads not guilty to fatal South Sioux City hit and run
Tran Walker sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing ex-girlfriend, friend
Elmi Said found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in Sioux City stabbing death

Sign up for our Crime & Courts newsletter

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Eliot Stowe was arrested Nov. 20 and charged with murder, months after Cheryl Stowe's body was found wrapped in a rug in a well-hidden area near her home on June 27, 2018, a day after co-workers had contacted authorities to check on her because she had not shown up for work.

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


News Alerts

Breaking News