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Matthew Tjaden biography: 13 things about Amber Tjaden’s husband from Weeping Water, Nebraska

Matthew John Tjaden (©Cass County Sheriff's Office)

Matthew John Tjaden (©Cass County Sheriff’s Office)

Matthew John Tjaden is a white man from Nebraska, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Weeping Water, Cass County, Nebraska. He has lived in other parts of Nebraska including Omaha, Douglas County and Papillion, Sarpy County. (a) (b) 
  2. He previously lived in Iowa particularly in Urbandale, Lake View, Anamosa and Sibley. (b)  (c) (d)  
  3. He used to live in Dawsonville, Dawson County, Georgia, USA, in Marshall, Lyon County, Minnesota, USA and in Dickinson, Stark County, North Dakota. (b)  (c) (d)  
  4. His wife Amber K. Tjaden has been employed by Omaha Public Schools since 1997. Her father Jim Suttle served as the 50th Omaha mayor from 2009 to 2013. (a) (e)
  5. In February 2015, Amber accused him of punching a wall at their home and picking her up and throwing her onto the couch. She filed a protection order against him. (f)
  6. Amber accused him of “loading his shot gun and on his way to shoot” her on June 26, 2015. In July 2015, Amber filed a domestic abuse protection order against him in Douglas County. (a) (f)
  7. Amber accused him of threatening to kill her and her father. The protection orders she filed in February 2015 and in July 2015 were both granted then dismissed. (a)
  8. Amber was last seen driving a black 2019 Jaguar F-Pace sport utility vehicle (SUV) on January 27, 2021. Their daughter Savannah French, then 22, reported her missing. (a)
  9. He was 38 years old when Amber went missing on January 27, 2021. He is the last person who had contact with his wife, who is 10 years older than him. He said they had argument that day. He told officials that he did not report her missing because he thought he had to wait 48 hours to file a report. (a) (g)
  10. On January 28, 2021, he was arrested on suspicion of flight to avoid arrest and child neglect. At 10:15 p.m., he was booked into Cass County Jail in Plattsmouth, Cass County. (a) (h) (i)
  11. After his arrest, his two underage sons were placed in state custody but they were later taken into his father-in-law’s home. (f)
  12. At 6:45 p.m. on February 1, 2021, he was released from Cass County Jail after posting bail. He is scheduled to appear in court on March 4, 2021. (a) (i) (j)
  13. On February 5, 2021, Amber was found dead near her black 2019 Jaguar F-Pace SUV on a remote road in Otoe County, Nebraska, her brother-in-law Mike Lewis confirmed. (j)


(This is a developing story. More details will be added.)


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