Community Prays For Answers In Andrea Kruger Killing
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CREATED Aug. 22, 2013 - UPDATED: Aug. 22, 2013
Omaha, NE -- On Thursday night, the community gathered to pray as police continued their hunt for Andrea Kruger's killer.
Andrea left her job at the Déjà Vu Lounge early Wednesday morning. A short time later, her body was found at 168th and Fort.
Her family believes she may have been carjacked. On Wednesday night, police found her burned-out car in a North Omaha alley.
"I can't be in our room," said Michael-Ryan Kruger, Andrea's husband. "I lose it when I go upstairs. I lose it when I see pictures, when my little baby looks at a picture on a phone and says, 'Momma.'"
It's a reality that still doesn't feel real for Michael-Ryan.
"We're going to get a chance to see Andrea one more time and hold her and touch her," he said. "I know it'll be special and tough."
"A complete roller coaster of all emotions, all emotions," said Ryan Roberts, Andrea's brother, when asked how the past two days have been.
On Thursday night, dozens of people gathered at same spot where Andrea's body was found.
All three of Andrea's children were there surrounded by the love of family and friends.
They remembered the woman loved by so many
"The support we will see Sunday and Monday? That's the person I had the lucky, lucky chance to be with," said Michael-Ryan.
The group also prayed for the answers to bring Andrea's killer to justice.
"Folks that I've never met don't know, but my sister has touched their lives, are contacting me and letting me know that they're very sorry for the situation," said Roberts. "(They say) how happy they were to even know Andrea. It's great. It's overwhelming."
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said they're holding a press conference on Friday to update the public on the investigation.