A Washington man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the murder of a male-to-female (MtF) who went missing in June 2019.
Nikki Kuhnhausen, 17, was reported missing after planning to meet up with David Bogdanov, 25, on Snapchat. Kuhnhausen was last seen alive on June 6.
On Dec. 7, a hiker discovered human skeletal remains in a remote area of Larch Mountain in Clark County, according to Crimeonline.com.
The remains were later identified as Kuhnhausen, according to KPTV. Bogdonov told investigators in early October that he and Kuhnhausen had gotten into a dispute, and he kicked the teenager out of his car. He said that was the last he'd seen of Kuhnhausen.
But police now believe Bogdonov strangled Kuhnhausen after he found out he was born a male.
"We suspect that there was probably some interaction where, and by his own admission, that he determined that ... she was transgender," said Vancouver police Lieutenant Tom Ryan.
Ryan added that cross-dressing was offensive to Bogdonov's culture.
Cell phone records revealed, on June 6, Bogdonov's phone was in the same remote area where Kuhnhausen's remains were later found.
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A pathologist who examined Jeffrey Epstein's body appeared to confirm rumors that Epstein was murdered in his Manhattan jail cell. Former NYC medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden claims the body bore signs of homicidal violence, not suicide.
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Epstein, 66, committed suicide by hanging in his Manhattan jail cell on August 10. He was charged with multiple counts of sex trafficking of minor girls, and was set to testify against his high-profile friends, including President Donald Trump (pictured right), in exchange for a more lenient sentence.
Baden said Epstein's body bore the telltale signs of homicidal strangulation, not suicide as was widely reported by the news media. "In 50 years I've not seen such injuries in a suicidal hanging," said Baden.
Baden, 85, was hired by Epstein's brother to conduct a thorough autopsy after the body was released to the family.
Baden says the billionaire had two broken bones on the left and right sides of his larynx, around the Adam's apple. But the telltale sign of murder was a fracture to the hyoid bone in his neck above the Adam's apple.
"Those three fractures are extremely unusual in suicidal hangings and could occur much more commonly in homicidal strangulation," Baden told Fox News.
Baden worked on high-profile cases involving Nicole Simpson (O.J. Simpson's ex-wife), President John F. Kennedy, former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, and more.
Baden said the Epstein case should have been investigated as a homicide. "It appears that this could have been a mistake. There's evidence here of homicide that should be investigated, to see if it is or isn't homicide."