In a case that has unsettling echoes to one earlier this spring, police this weekend found a mother dead in a home, her two children nearby.

In the death of Joselyn Serrano-Albayero, the family has some closure.

The man suspected in her slaying, Denberth Chavarria, was killed in a motorcycle crash Sunday on Interstate 80.

Little information is available about Serrano-Albayero or her death. Police received a 911 call Saturday to check on the well-being of the occupants at 5233 S. 49th St. When they arrived, they found Serrano-Albayero dead of injuries consistent with a homicide. Police did not say how long they believe she'd been dead.

Serrano-Albayero's two children, ages 2 and 9, also were found, uninjured, in the home. They have been placed in protective custody.

On Sunday, the sole suspect in her death, 47-year-old Chavarria, died after driving his motorcycle into the rear of a semitrailer truck, according to the Cass County Sheriff's Office.

Capt. Dave Lamprecht of the Cass County Sheriff's Office said Chavarria was speeding when he hit the semi, and crash investigators could find no skid marks or any indication that he'd tried to brake.

The crash occurred on eastbound I-80, 2 miles west of the Mahoney Park exit.

Although a first-degree murder warrant had been issued for his arrest, Chavarria wasn't being pursued at the time, Lamprecht said.

Neighbors said Saturday night that they didn’t remember seeing or hearing anything unusual at the house. A man lives there, they said, and they occasionally saw a woman and her children outside at the home, too.

It's been slightly more than two months since Camisha Hollis disappeared from her Omaha home while her three children slept.

Police have not charged anyone in her disappearance.

Her family believes she was killed. Police have searched for her body along the Missouri River.

Hollis's 10-year-old daughter said her mother and father had argued the night before she disappeared. The daughter said her father gave the three children sleep aids, according to police.

Authorities found Hollis’ blood and two spent shell casings in the home near 56th Street and Hartman Avenue.

Marvin L. Young has been charged with three counts of intentional child abuse and resisting arrest.

World-Herald staff writer Susan Szalewski contributed to this report.

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