Elwood woman’s murder plot foiled by investigator, Nebraska State Patrol says
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – One woman’s plan to kill five people was thwarted thanks to a Nebraska State Patrol investigator, the agency said.
On Tuesday, the patrol announced the arrest of 39-year-old Valerie Miller of Elwood in a murder plot.
The investigation was launched last week after the Gosper County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a concerned citizen regarding suspicious comments made by Miller.
An undercover investigator with the patrol contacted Miller online and arranged to meet her, according to the patrol.
During the meeting, Miller told the investigator that she was looking to have five specific people killed, authorities said.
She then tried to hire the investigator to carry out the murders, the patrol said.
While Miller was on her way home, troopers conducted a traffic stop about 2 miles away from the meeting.
Miller was taken into custody without incident.
She was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder, five counts of attempted first-degree murder and making terroristic threats.
Miller is currently lodged in the Dawson County Jail.
The Nebraska State Patrol, FBI, CODE Task Force and the Gosper County Sheriff’s Office helped in the investigation and arrest operation.