Published December 05, 2012
OMAHA, Neb. – The mother of a missing Peru State College student is suing the college, the state of Nebraska and the man suspected in the woman's disappearance, among others.
Nineteen-year-old Ty Thomas disappeared two years ago, having last been seen after midnight on Dec. 3, 2010, walking alone on campus.
In a lawsuit filed in Nebraska's federal court on Monday, Thomas' family members say they believe she is dead and blame the college and others for not protecting her from a suspect in her disappearance, 31-year-old Joshua Keadle.
Keadle, originally from Swansea, S.C., has not been charged in Thomas' disappearance, but authorities have questioned him extensively. Investigators believe Keadle was the last person to see Thomas alive.
Keadle is currently serving prison time for the 2008 rape of 15-year-old Fremont girl.