Lincoln man arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln Police are investigating a homicide that happened Thursday afternoon near Tyrrell Park.

Around 2:41, officers responded to a call for a welfare check after the caller said a man was dead inside of a home near Madison Avenue and 65th Street.

When officers arrived, they found a 48-year-old man deceased.  Also at the home was a witness and Joshua Larsen, 35, of Lincoln.

During their investigation, police discovered that the victim and Larsen were involved in an intimate relationship.

After interviewing Larsen and the witness, and gathering additional evidence, police arrested Larsen on suspicion of second-degree murder.

The home where the slaying happened is just three blocks from Lincoln Northeast High School, and neighbors say the area is typically quiet and safe.

The investigation is open and ongoing.  Police are still gathering evidence and processing the scene to determine the timeline leading up to the homicide.

The Lincoln Police Department is not releasing the victim’s name at this time to allow sufficient time for family members to be notified.

Anyone with information is urged to contact LPD at 402-441-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.

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