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Creston man arrested and charged in 2015 murder

The man allegedly responsible for the death of a Creston woman in 2015 has been arrested and charged.

Katherine McAdam, 58, of Creston, was last seen on August 15, 2015. Her remains were discovered in nearby Erickson on August 27, 2015, and the Southeast District Major Crime Unit (SED MCU) have continued their investigation into her murder since that time.

Nathaniel Jessup, 32 of Creston, has now been charged with the Second Degree Murder of Katherine McAdam and with offering an indignity to a body. He was arrested earlier today, on May 24, by SED MCU investigators.

Jessup and Katherine McAdam are believed to have been casual acquaintances at the time of her death. He has been in custody on unrelated matters since shortly after Katherine's murder.

We have worked hard to get to this point, but we recognize that the work is not over as we prepare now for the court process, states Sgt. Steven Rigby of the SED MCU. Our thoughts are with Katherine’s friends and family, as they too prepare themselves for court proceedings. Despite their grief at the loss of Katherine, they have been very supportive of our investigation and patient throughout this process, we will continue to support them as the process continues and only hope this arrest brings them some comfort, he continues.

Anyone who has not yet spoken with investigators but who had contact with either Jessup or McAdam in mid-August 2015 are asked to contact the South East District Major Crime Unit at 1-877-987-8477.