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'USA Today' Carries Another Ad in Slaying of Delivery Woman

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

'USA Today' Carries Another Ad in Slaying of Delivery Woman

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Two weeks after a pregnant mother was found slain behind a convenience store, authorities still have no suspects in her death -- despite getting a flood of calls after a plea for help was published in the newspaper she delivered.

Jennifer Nielsen, 22, a mother of two from Fuquay-Varina, was expecting a third child in early July. She was killed early on June 14 delivering USA Today newspapers to local stores.

A preliminary autopsy showed that Nielsen had been stabbed in the neck. Authorities said yesterday that they found a knife near the crime scene.

"We're struggling through it day by day," said Nielsen's father, Kevin Blaine. "I can't tell you what we're going to do tomorrow -- how we're going to prepare ourselves for the rest of our lives with that void. But we're just going to keep going on."

On Monday, USA Today published a full-page advertisement detailing the incident, including a possible witness sketch provided by authorities. That advertising slot usually costs more than $100,000. …

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