Pharmacist’s 9 Year Cold Case is a ‘Nightmare’
Thousands of hours of investigations, but no arrests. The murder of a pharmacist in 2006 has had so many twists and turns you probably wouldn’t believe that the child star who played Eddie Munster was even a suspect at one point.
There were so many motives that investigators waded through, Ken Juedes had everything from complicated financial dealings to feuding beneficiaries on his insurance policies.
They have officially announced nearly a decade after Juedes’ death that his wife is the person of interest, but the fact remains that his case is unsolved.
Ken Juedes, 58, was found shot to death on August 30, 2006 in his bed. He had been killed by a shotgun. Investigators believed at the time that the motive was a financial dispute given Juedes’ complicated history.
Marathon County Sheriff’s Lt. Greg Bean, who has been the lead investigator from the beginning of the case has admitted that police have gone through many people they were “pretty sure about who could have done this”.
Cindy Schulz Juedes told police that she found her husband dead in their home in a secluded 30-acre property northeast of Unity. Schulz-Juedes left the house the night before and slept in a trailer adjacent to the home. She said that she had a severe headache and needed peace and quiet. She found her husband’s body at 8:20 a.m.
The life insurance policies totaled $1 million and seem like a good motive, the problem is that Schulz-Juedes never received a dime.
Schulz-Juedes said, “Most of the money went to the kids. Money-wise, my husband and I together would have earned more…and I still would have…my husband.”
- Date of death: Aug. 30, 2006
- Location: H3752 Maple Road in the town of Hull
- Manner: Two shotgun wounds to the chest
Anyone with information about the death of Ken Juedes is asked to call Marathon County Sheriff’s Capt. Greg Bean at 715-241-1424 or Division of Criminal Investigation agent Brad Kust at 715-359-7112.
[Source: Post Crescent]