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Leah Rowlands, Amoco Gas Station Clerk Murdered in Cold Blood, Police Release Suspect Photos

ID #99-187 Cozad Murder Suspect
Leah Rowlands, Amoco Gas Station Clerk Murdered in Cold Blood, Police Release Suspect Photos

Leah Rowlands, Amoco Gas Station Clerk Murdered in Cold Blood, Police Release Suspect Photos

The Cozad Police Department in Nebraska is asking for the public’s help to solve a cold case involving the heartless murder of a gas station clerk Leah Rowlands.

ID #99-187

Murder Victim Leah Rowland

Murder Victim Leah Rowland

According to detective Mark Eaves, on March 10, 1997, at about 10:30 a.m. the suspect pulled his red Pontiac Grand Am into the Amoco station on the lonely rural Highway 80 in Cozad.

41-year-old Leah Rowlands was working alone when the barefoot suspect walked into the store and waited for a mother and daughter customers to leave the store.

The surveillance shows the man approached the counter and spoke to Leah. She opened the cash register and handed him the money and then laid on the floor behind the counter.

The suspect then pulled out a 9 mm semiautomatic pistol, leaned over the counter and shot Leah 3 times, killing her instantly.

The suspect then walked out of the store with the soda, a pack of cigarettes, a lighter, $150 and a full tank of gas.

The car in the video appears to be possibly a 1993 red Pontiac Grand Am. The car had no front license plate and the rear plate was impossible to read.

Leah was the mother of two sons and had just been promoted to manager the day before she died.

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  • Leah Rowlands was my mother I miss her every day I would give anything to find this sob and I’ll give him what he deserves

  • Clicking on this link from Reddit and being from Idaho my first thought is that that is an Idaho license plate. I will share the info in my area. What a horrible tragedy. Even though this is a grainy photo, someone has to recognize this guy. So sorry for your loss!