Omaha police on Monday identified the victims of a double homicide near 40th and Lake Streets.
Carlos Morales, 47, and Bernardo Noriega, 40, both of Omaha, were found dead inside a building at 4010 Grant St. on Sunday.
Police have not released how the victims were killed.
A worker at a neighboring business said Morales and Noriega ran an auto body shop, Genuine Auto Body.
“They seemed like nice guys,” said Dave Frame, who works at MacRae Productions at 4104 Grant St. He and his co-workers said Morales kept roosters on the property — they often spotted the birds running around outside, and they would cock-a-doodle-doo every morning.
“I heard them,” Frame's co-worker Kenny Blegger said. “You knew they were there.”
The bodies were found about 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The building was closed off with police tape on Monday.
Frame said crime scene technicians and detectives were there through Monday afternoon.
A woman at the scene on Sunday said one of the men was her sister's fiance. She said her sister went to pick up her fiance prior to a birthday party and came across the homicide scene.
The two deaths raise Omaha's homicide count for 2012 to 37.
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