UPDATE: Female Body Found at Cemetery
Omaha, NE - Police are investigating the homicide of a woman whose body was found in an open grave at a cemetery. Thursday night, they identified the victim as 19-year-old Melissa Rodriguez.
Officers were called to Graceland Park Cemetery around 10 a.m. on Thursday. The cemetery was closed for the rest of the day, and a scheduled burial at the gravesite was postponed.
The service had been scheduled for 28-year-old Kevin McIntyre, who was shot and killed on August 4. Authorities say they do not believe the McIntyre slaying is connected to the body that was found in the grave.
Neighbors in the area were shocked to come home Thursday and learn the news.
"It's very surprising my dog didn't hear anything at least he didn't react to anything," Juan Franco, who lives across the street said.
Franco says the neighborhood is always quiet, and he can't believe what happened. Tonight, the family of Rodriguez declined an interview. Neighbors here say their thoughts and prayers go out to her.