Man charged in death of former Sioux City woman

Man charged in death of former Sioux City woman


Charges have been filed in the death of a former Sioux City woman who died in Omaha.

Amy M. Braaten, 26, formerly of Sioux City, was found dead at 4:35 a.m. Nov. 10 at her apartment at 6935 Grover St. Apt. 7, at Fox Run Apartments.

The Associated Press reported that Mark Ware, 30, of Omaha, is charged in a warrant with manslaughter in the shooting death of Braaten. Ware, who was the only person with Braaten when she died, was arrested Wednesday.

Police had initially speculated that Braaten's death could have been an accident or suicide. Final autopsy results, however, produced evidence that did not match what Ware told police, Omaha police spokeswoman Cathy Martinec said.

Shortly after Braaten was found dead, Ware was taken to Omaha Police Headquarters for questioning as police attempted to determine what took place in the apartment. Ware was released, pending a review of reports by the Douglas County Attorney's Office.

Braaten was the daughter of Marlyn Braaten and Cheryl (Criss) Flynn. She attended Sioux City Heelan High School and graduated in 1994. She moved to Omaha and attended Creighton University and graduated in 1998 with a bachelor of science degree in biology.

She was employed as analyst at Cargill in Blair, Neb., and had been attending classes to earn her doctorate at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.


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