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National Newspaper Plans Full-Page Ad for Murdered Mother

Posted June 24, 2007 10:30 p.m. EDT

— A national newspaper hopes a full page ad will help Raleigh police solve the murder of a pregnant woman.

USA Today plans to run the ad Monday requesting information in the death of Jenna Nielsen. The 22-year-old was killed more than a week ago in Raleigh.

Nielsen worked as a paper carrier for USA Today to earn extra money. A Raleigh police officer found her body around 5 a.m. on June 14 behind a convenience store.

She was likely killed between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. when the store was closed, investigators said. She apparently was stabbed in the neck, according to a preliminary report from the state medical examiner's office.

Nielsen was buried Saturday in Salt Lake City near where she lived before she and her husband, Tim, moved to Fuquay-Varina last August. The couple already had two young children before her death. She was also eight months pregnant.