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UPDATE: Police identify homicide victim

Posted: Updated: Jan 17, 2014 08:36 AM CST

Posted By: KLKN Newsroom

Update:  Lincoln Police have identified a man whose body was found in Peter Pan Park as 27-year-old Jarvis James Long of Lincoln.  The death is Lincoln's first homicide of 2014 and the first killing in the city since Dec. 1.

They say Long suffered several stab wounds to the chest area. Police say his body had been there for several hours before a neighbor saw it.  An autopsy is scheduled for Friday morning. 


Crime tape lined around the west side of Peter Pan Park as police investigated the death of an adult male.

"At this time we are investigating it as a suspicious death, he does have obvious injuries," Officer Katie Flood said.

That means this incident was not self-inflicted. The man was found by a neighbor, who thought he was just injured. It wasn't until police arrived, that they learned he was dead.

 Now, neighbors are on edge.

"I see all the cops, I see the crime scene tape, so I knew what was going on and it's really scary," Brandy May said.

May said her children go through Peter Pan Park to get to school.

"My kids play in the park every weekend over there and we literally walk right where he was found every day to go to the bus," she said.

May said she didn't see any suspicious activity Thursday morning, but was woken up by some shouting Wednesday night.

"Last night we heard some arguing outside of our bedroom window. After hearing that and then seeing this it's pretty scary," she said.

It's not confirmed whether or not that argument is related to this case.

Police haven't released the man's name and they're asking around the neighborhood, looking for any witnesses.

Right now, they don't have any suspects. If anyone knows any information, you're urged to call the Lincoln Police Department at 402-441-600 or Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600. 

Channel 8's Jenn Schanz is heading to Peter Pan Park this morning to get reactions from neighbors. She'll have more tonight at 5. 

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