UPDATE: Police Find Murdered Woman's Missing SUV
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UPDATE: 7:19 P.M. - The Douglas County Sheriff's office confirms to KMTV Action 3 News they have found Andrea Kruger's vehicle. She was driving the 2012 Gold Chevy Traverse early this morning when someone murdered her in northwest Omaha. Her body was lying in the intersection near 168th and Fort Street. Wednesday evening, the SUV was found in the area of 43rd and Charles in North Omaha. KMTV Action 3 News has a crew at the scene and is waiting for more information from the sheriff's office.
Omaha, NE - Investigators are still searching for answers into the death of 33-year-old Andrea Kruger. who was found early Wednesday morning shot to death in a Northwest Omaha intersection.
A little after 2:00 Wednesday morning reports came into Douglas County dispatch about shots fired. A deputy responded to the area where the shots were heard and discovered Kruger’s body lying near the intersection of 168Th and Fort. The deputy then called for additional crews and a K-9 unit.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Department along with the Omaha Police Department and the Nebraska State Patrol were on scene investigating the homicide for hours.
Kruger had apparently just finished work as a bartender at Deja Vu Lounge at 178th & Pacific St. just before she was found dead. Authorities say she left the business alone. The Douglas Co. Sheriff's Department says they are unsure which direction the Kruger's vehicle was taken after the shooting. They believe it is the key to finding who did this and what happened.
Kruger was a mother of three and married to her husband for 5 years. Her husband said she had many people who considered her their best friend.
"So she was almost home, she was really almost home," Kruger's husband, Michael-Ryan Kruger explained. "She's the center of the universe for so many people and she makes everything go for our family."
Authorities are attempting to locate a gold 2012 Chevrolet Traverse (as pictured above) with Nebraska license plates, RWA 637, seen leaving the scene. Make sure to call 911 immediately if the vehicle is spotted, as anyone inside the vehicle should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 402-444-6000.