Council Bluffs Police Arrest Man in 1999 Cold Case Murder

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - Police in Council Bluffs have a suspect in custody in a 1999 cold case.

The Council Bluffs Police Department requested a warrant for the arrest of Matt Kennedy from his Montana home.

Kennedy was living in Council Bluffs at the time his step-sister Kimberly Ratliff was murdered. Ratliff's body was found in her car in January of 1999.

Kennedy has become the primary suspect in the case. He's in custody in Montana and is pending extradition to Iowa.

A further investigation into the case remains ongoing.

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