UPDATE: Inmate found after missing for a month

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OMAHA, Neb. (KLKN) — Missing inmate Amanda Samaroo has been arrested after being unaccounted for for about a month.

Samaroo was located in Omaha Monday morning. She failed to return to Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) on Mar. 4 after visiting an employment agency in downtown Lincoln.

She was serving time for drug charges out of Douglas County.


Original story posted March 5

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Overnight on Friday, authorities were notified that an inmate had gone missing from the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L).

Amanda Samaroo left CCC-L Thursday morning to look for employment through a job service in downtown Lincoln. But after 1 p.m., an alarm went off on the electronic monitoring device she was wearing.

When CCC-L staff showed up to the employment service, they were told Samaroo had left. She did not return to the facility.

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Her sentence began on March 22, 2019. She had been sentenced to 8-10 years for charges on manufacturing/distribution and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Samaroo’s release date was tentatively March 22, 2022 with parole eligibility on June 21, 2021. Her parole hearing scheduled for May 2021.

Samaroo is Hispanic, 39-years-old, 5’9, 300 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on her whereabouts are being asked to contact local authorities or Nebraska State Patrol.

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