Timeline of events
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013
Mikael Loyd initiated contact with two Omaha police detectives at Central Police Headquarters regarding an unrelated matter. During the conversation, detectives became concerned about statements Loyd made and decided to take action. Loyd had a misdemeanor arrest warrant, but due to his state of mind, police decided to place him into emergency protective custody at Lasting Hope.
Monday, Aug. 12, 2013
Mikael Loyd called 911 from the Lasting Hope facility wanting to turn himself in for a misdemeanor arrest warrant. Officers responded to Lasting Hope but after speaking to staff members were under the impression that Loyd was still under emergency protective custody so he could not leave.
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013
Mikael Loyd was released from Lasting Hope and left the facility.
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013
Melissa Rodriguez was found deceased at Graceland Cemetery located at 4720 S. 42nd St.
Friday, Aug. 16, 2013
Mikael Loyd was booked on suspicion of first-degree murder.