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Authorities to release more info on 33-year-old murder

Authorities in Fond du Lac will say more today about a murder which took almost 33 years to solve.

Police arrested Thomas Niesen, 53, of Ashwaubenon last week for the death of Kathleen Leichtman, 19.

She was from Milwaukee, and she went to Fond du Lac in July of 1976 to start a job as a night-club dancer.

The next day, a driver found her body on the side of a road. She had multiple stab wounds, and her throat was slit.

A news conference is planned this morning (Monday), where police and prosecutors will say more about the incident and the arrest.

The victim's mother said the family still visits Leichtman's grave and they lost hope that the crime would be solved until a detective told them about a new development.