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March 5, 2012
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Chief James Peschong, 402.441.7237
Officer Katie Flood, Public Information Officer, 402.441.7226

Skeletal Remains Located in Southwest Lincoln

On March 4, 2012, at approximately 9 a.m., a man was walking his dog in a grassy, wooded area just west of SW 1st and West South Streets. The dog wandered into the trees and discovered human skeletal remains. The man immediately called police, who cordoned off the area and processed the scene.

The remains were located in a ravine between Salt Creek and the railroad tracks. This area is frequented by transients that often set up camps underneath the bridges along Salt Creek. There is a high likelihood that the victim was homeless. Based on the condition of the remains and extent of decomposition, it appears that the body has been at the location for an extended period of time. Initial observations lead us to believe that the death was not criminal; however, an expert examination of the bones is pending. The identity of the deceased has not been confirmed. Additional information will be released when it becomes available.

Area of discovery:
SW 1st & West A

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