User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


41° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Lykken Accused, Never Convicted In Cold Case

September 24, 2013, 5:58 PM by Shawn Neisteadt

Lykken Accused, Never Convicted In Cold Case
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

One name often linked to the disappearance of Sherri Miller and Pam Jackson is David Lykken. Lykken was 16 years old when the two girls disappeared and is now serving more than 200 years in prison for unrelated crimes.

Lykken raped and robbed a woman in 1983, but only admitted to burglary in a plea bargain. He was released in 1989 and back in trouble with the law in 1990.  That's when he stopped an ex-girlfriend on a road, took her to her Vermillion apartment and raped her repeatedly with her children in the next room.

Lykken was convicted on that crime. The judge considered his criminal history and sentenced him to 227 years in prison.

In 2004, cold case investigators searched the Lykken family farm and called Lykken a person of interest in the 1971 disappearance of Miller and Jackson. Investigators say that search turned up bone fragments, a woman's purse and rubber gloves, among other items.

In 2007, Lykken was charged with murdering Miller and Jackson. Investigators presented a recording from jailhouse informant Aloysius Black Crow who claimed he'd taped Lykken confessing to the crime. But the voice on the tape didn't match Lykken.  Black Crow was later found guilty of lying under oath.

"He looked everyone in the eye, in that courtroom, my client, the family of the Jacksons and the Millers and the family of David Lykken and perjured himself," defense attorney Mike Butler said, on February 22, 2008.

Murder charges against Lykken were dropped in February 2008. 

The now 59-year-old remains in prison on the prior rape conviction.

Investigators also searched a northwest Iowa gravel pit in 2004 in connection with the cold case.  That pit is just across the state line from the Alcester area where Lykken grew up.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES
Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Highway Investigating Cause Of Concrete Truck Crash

4/22/2015 9:39 AM

The South Dakota Highway Patrol said a Concrete Materials truck left the road for unknown reasons.

Full Story
Body Found In Lake Is Identified

4/20/2015 6:40 AM

Authorities have released the name of a man whose body was found in a central Iowa lake.

Full Story
Teens Bruising Lips To Mimic Kylie Jenner

4/21/2015 9:52 AM

Across Instagram and Twitter, users are posting photos of puffed up lips after sucking on the end of bottles.

Full Story
Native American Actors Walk Off Adam Sandler Movie Set

4/24/2015 11:30 AM

Loren Anthony is one of nearly a dozen actors who walked off Adam Sandler's "Ridiculous Six" movie set on Thursday, which is filming in ...

Full Story
Investigation Of Suspicious Death In Lemmon, SD

4/19/2015 2:40 PM

Law enforcement is investigating a suspicious death in Lemmon, SD.  

Full Story


Events