Jennifer Servo

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Jennifer Servo
Born
Jennifer Olson

(1979-09-23)September 23, 1979
DiedSeptember 16, 2002(2002-09-16) (aged 22)
OccupationNews anchor, reporter
Notable credit(s)
KPAX-TV, KECI-TV, KRBC-TV

Jennifer Lynn Servo, born Jennifer Lynn Olson, (September 23, 1979 in Columbia Falls, Montana – September 16, 2002 in Abilene, Texas), was an American news reporter whose murder remains unsolved. Servo worked as a news reporter at KPAX-TV in Missoula during her freshman year in college at the University of Montana, and later at KECI-TV, which serves most of western Montana.[1]

Servo graduated from Columbia Falls High School in 1998; a scholarship was established in Servo's name at the school after her death. The Jennifer Servo Memorial Scholarship is presented to a senior who wants to go into broadcast news.[2] Servo stated many times that she had the ambition to be the next Katie Couric and to work for one of the big networks.[3] Servo graduated from the University of Montana in May 2002.

Servo was offered her first full-time news reporter job from KRBC-TV in Abilene, Texas.[4] Just months after she began working at KRBC, she was found murdered by strangulation and head trauma in her Abilene apartment. Servo's boyfriend at the time, Ralph Sepulveda, became a prime suspect. Brian Travers, Servo's co-worker at KRBC, also became a suspect.[5] The case remains unsolved and no arrests have been made.

In media[edit]

Servo's murder has been covered by numerous media outlets since 2002. Among the more notable are America's Most Wanted and CBS' 48 Hours Mystery under the name of "Deadline for Justice".[6]

Servo's story was also in the September 2003 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fugitives | Unknown Jennifer Servo killer | Case". AMW. Archived from the original on March 8, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-18.
  2. ^ "University of Montana School of Journalism". Umt.edu. Retrieved 2012-09-18.
  3. ^ Martz, Geoff (2007-09-11). "'She Could Have Gone Anywhere She Wanted to' - ABC News". Abcnews.go.com. Retrieved 2012-09-18.
  4. ^ "Specialists to look at Servo murder case » Abilene Reporter-News". Reporternews.com. Archived from the original on February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-18.
  5. ^ "Jennifer Servo had two boyfriends – Ralph Sepulveda & Brian Travers | Celebgalz.com :: Hottest News". Celebgalz.com. 2008-08-21. Retrieved 2012-09-18.
  6. ^ "Deadline For Justice". CBS News. Retrieved 2012-09-18.

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