UPDATE: Death of Lancaster County woman leads to two arrests

By: Kayla Bremer

Two Lincoln men are charged in connection with the death of 44-year-old Michelle Kover. Kover’s body was found in her home at 5355 W. Sprague Road on May 2. The autopsy found Kover died from the toxic effects of methamphetamine.

On May 2nd, 44–year–old Michelle Kover was found dead inside her home near Blue Stem Lake. The sheriff’s office says two Lincoln men were arrested on Friday including Kover’s longtime friend, 49–year–old Scott Squires and 32–year–old Peter Dudek.

Dudek was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance and manslaughter. Officials say Dudek sold the meth to Squires and Kover who then used it within 24 hours prior to her death.

Squires turned himself in at the Hall of Justice and was arrested for felony driving under suspension, possession of a controlled substance, conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance, felony child abuse, and manslaughter. The sheriff’s office says Squires picked up one of Kover’s children from school on May 2nd while on a suspended license. When they got back to Kover’s house, she was dead. 

Officials say Squires also told Kover’s 9–year–old child to hide a pipe that was near her body.

“User quantities of methamphetamine, meth paraphernalia and marijuana paraphernalia was located,” Chief Deputy Jeff Bliemeister said.

In court Tuesday, the manslaughter charges for both men were dropped but the drug charges stand.

The sheriff’s office continues to investigate. They say more arrests are a possibility.