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A timeline of Vancouver teen Nikki Kuhnhausen’s disappearance, suspect arrest | Should Be Alive

Nikki Kuhnhausen went missing in June 2019, but her remains were found six months later. That’s also when police arrested the murder suspect.

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Transgender Vancouver teen Nikki Kuhnhausen, 17, was reported missing in 2019. Six months later, her remains were found and police arrested murder suspect David Bogdanov.

Should be Alive, a new six-episode true crime podcast created by KGW and VAULT studios, investigates Nikki’s murder and how detectives and prosecutors built a case against her killer. Nikki's murder subsequently inspired a movement that led to legislation outlawing the LGBTQ+ 'panic' defense strategy as a legal strategy in Washington state.

Here is a timeline of key events following Nikki’s disappearance that led up to the arrest of Bogdanov six months later.

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June 5, 2019

  • Nikki’s mother, Lisa Woods, last talked to Nikki

June 10, 2019

  • Lisa reports Nikki missing

June 13, 2019

  • Lisa tells police officer Jake Carlowe that Nikki left her house around 6 a.m. with a Russian man and went missing

June 19, 2019

  • Tiffany McConnell calls and talks to police officer Brandon Degraw about a Russian man

June 23, 2019

  • Lisa calls 911 and tells officer Carlowe that Nikki used a phone belonging Faith Fjeldos, Nikki's roommate, and used to talk with “intended date”

  • Detective David Jensen with the Vancouver Police Department calls Lisa to verify the story about the phone. Lisa tells him about Snapchat

June 24, 2019

  • Detective Jensen makes time to meet with Faith and Tiffany, people Nikki was staying with

June 25, 2019

  • Detective Jensen meets with Faith and Tiffany at the Vancouver Police Department

June 26, 2019

  • Detective Jensen sends an emergency request to Snapchat

June 27, 2019

  • Police deliver a search warrant to Snapchat, which is answered the same day. Officers receive geolocations of David Bogdanov’s phone the night Nikki went missing. Snapchat shows David was at his brother Stan’s house and near an area south of where Nikki was staying.

June 28, 2019

  • Detectives make the first attempt to contact David. Nikki has been missing for 22 days

October 2, 2019

  • Police officer interviews David

December 17, 2019

  • Police officer interviews David and arrests him

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