Sarpy County authorities believe they now know the identity of a homicide victim found bound and set afire in a farm field near Gretna in September.
Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Mark Trapp declined to say who authorities think the man is but believe he had a connection to Omaha. Authorities have said the man was a victim of foul play.
“The case has, basically, been turned over to the Omaha Police Department,” Trapp said.
An Omaha Police spokesman could not be reached for comment Thursday morning.
The victim was found about two miles west of the Nebraska Crossing outlet mall on the morning of Sept. 24, in a burned area measuring about 20 by 30 feet.
Two people who spoke to The World-Herald at the time, on the condition they not be named, said the victim had a wire tied around his neck, bound feet and a plastic bag over his head.
An investigation determined someone killed the man before he was set on fire.
He is described as being 5 feet, 6 inches to 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighing 150 to 180 pounds, with short dark brown hair, a beard and a moustache.
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