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Douglas County Sheriff: Body of missing Omaha man hidden in car

OMAHA, Nebraska (Nebraska) — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspected murder.

The sheriff’s office announced Saturday that detectives had found the body of a missing man hidden inside a car.

On February 7, 2023, 39-year-old Laron Hodges from Omaha was reported missing, according to the sheriff’s office. The family told investigators that Hodges was last seen on February 2.

Detectives later found Hodges’ car in a private impound lot in Omaha. Law enforcement searched the car and found Hodges’ body hidden inside.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said it was investigating the case as a homicide. They cooperate with the Omaha police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Hotline at (402) 444-6000 or the Omaha Crime Squad at 402-444-STOP (7867).

Omaha Crime Stoppers are offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of suspects.

This is an evolving story. Stay with 6 News for updates.

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