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 Richard F “Ricky” Chadek, III

Richard F “Ricky” Chadek, III

Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Death 31 Mar 1986 (aged 11)
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 67389839 · View Source
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Ricky was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Richard F. and Theresa M. Chadek.

On March 23, 1986 - Palm Sunday - Ricky was heading home from a friend's house when he was abducted from the parking lot of a bank at 42nd and Valley Streets in Omaha by a white male believed to be driving a blue pick-up truck. His mother found only his bicycle leaning up against a fence. A city-wide search followed. His mother placed his Easter basket on the altar of St. Thomas More Catholic Church where she and her son were members. Then, his body was discovered on Easter Sunday in a grove of trees at 168th and Ida Streets. He had been kept alive for about a week and then strangled to death. 30 years later, the case is still unsolved.

Ricky's abduction, captivity and murder did not happen in a vacuum. If anyone has any information, please call Douglas County Crime Stoppers at (402)444-6000.


CHADEK—Richard F. III, 11 yrs., Omaha. Survived by mother Theresa M., Omaha; father Richard F. Chadek Jr., serving with the U.S. Army stationed at Ft. Polk, LA; grandparents Robert and Betty Chamberlin, Mrs. Anna Chadek, both of Omaha; aunts Susan Moore, Papillion, Evelyn Long, Florida, Karen Bawkin, Kentucky; uncles Michael Chamberlin, James and Steven Chadek, all of Omaha; cousin Bradley Anderson, Papillion; step-mother Kathleen Feeley, Ft. Polk, LA. SCRIPTURE Service and Rosary Thurs. 7:30 pm, West Center Chapel. SERVICES Fri. 9:30 am, West Center Chapel to St. Thomas More Church at 10 am. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park. VISITATION from 7 pm Wed.

-obituary, Omaha World-Herald (Apr 2, 1986)


"So Small, So Sweet, So Soon"

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Richard F “Ricky” Chadek, III (10 Dec 1974–31 Mar 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67389839, citing Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Trish Coate (contributor 46941351) .