Investigators: John Doe Was Bound, Murdered & Burned
Gretna, NE -- A sketch may be the key in solving a mysterious murder. A farmer made the grisly discovery of a man's body Monday morning in his Gretna corn field in Sarpy County. Thursday, Sheriff's told us, the victim was bound and killed, then set on fire.
The Sarpy County Investigator Lt. Mark Trapp said, "He was burned. We couldn't use finger prints to identify him, but there was still quite a bit of identifying, his face was not destroyed."
The man had been wearing Bailey's Point Jeans, and a wooden rosary when someone bound his wrists, killed him and then set the corn field on fire. After stopping dozens of commuters Thursday morning, investigators believe the crime happened between 7:00a.m and 8:00a.m Monday morning.
Detectives are hopeful they'll talk with someone who knows or saw something. Lt. Trapp, "We're just trying to find someone that is familiar with the clothing, or him or the rosary that we found."
The victim was about 5'6" to 5'9", 150-180 pounds and had dark hair with a beard. If you think you know who he is, or may have seen something suspicious, call the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office at 402-593-2343.
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