ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa (KTIV) -- Lyon County authorities have made an arrest in connection with a Siouxland cold case.
It involves the murder of Wilma June Nissen, whose body was found in a Lyon County ditch 31 years ago. The man arrested is not charged with murder -- he faces six charges of perjury, all felonies.
The Lyon County Sheriff's Department arrested 82-year-old John Vangammeren, who lives on a county road near Inwood, Iowa. If found guilty, he faces up to five years in prison on each count.
The body of 23-year-old Wilma June Nissen was found in a roadside ditch south of Larchwood, Iowa back in 1978. Her remains were just identified in three years ago.
Lyon County authorities are still offering a $10,000 reward, hoping it will lead to a break in the murder case.
Keep checking with NewsChannel 4 and KTIV.com for more information as it becomes available
2929 Signal Hill Drive Sioux City, IA 51108
Switchboard: 712-239-4100 or 800-234-KTIV(5848)
News: (712) 226-5480
Fax: (712) 239-3025
News Tips: email@example.com