Victim bios -
Published Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 12:00 am / Updated at 2:54 pm
Victim bios


Sixth-grader at King Science Center

Killed March 13, 2008, at his Dundee home

Thomas was described by teachers as an exceptional student who was well liked by students and teachers. He played YMCA basketball and video games and was a “junk food junkie,” according to his father. He liked science and social studies. Survivors include three brothers and his parents, Drs. William and Claire Hunter.



Killed March 13, 2008, at a Dundee home where she worked

Shirlee Sherman was an Omaha native who graduated from Central High School in 1968. According to her obituary, she was a gardener with a large and loving family. She had two children, a son and a daughter; and four grandchildren. She was described as having a contagious smile and being devoted to her grandchildren.


Former chairman of Creighton University's pathology department

Found dead May 14, 2013, in his west Omaha home

Roger Brumback was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up near Pittsburgh. He graduated from Penn State with a medical degree in 1971 and became board certified in pediatrics and neurology. In 1986, he moved to the University of Oklahoma Medical Center, where he helped build an Alzheimer's research center. He was chairman of Creighton's department of pathology from 2001 to 2010. During his career, he started two medical journals. He had three children with his wife Mary.



Found dead May 14, 2013, in her west Omaha home

Mary Brumback was born in Richland, Wash., and grew up mostly in Arlington, Va. She earned a degree in pharmacology from the University of Pittsburgh and practiced pharmacy in Maryland for some years. Later she earned a law degree from the University of Oklahoma and practiced family law in Norman, Okla. In 1989, she and her husband Roger co-authored a book on dietary fiber and weight control. She had three children with her husband Roger.

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