LSO: Human remains appear ‘purposefully’ concealed

Pawnee Lake

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The southwest corner of Pawnee Lake remains shut down after investigators discover human remains in the area.

BACKGROUND: LSO: Death investigation underway, remains not visible to human eye

Around 11:15 am Thursday, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office (LSO) arrived at the lake, quickly declaring the area an active crime scene.

LSO would not disclose what prompted them to search the area.

An autopsy is scheduled for 1 pm Friday, LSO Sheriff Terry Wagner said they hope to learn more following this examination.

Sheriff Wagner commented Thursday that the body was not visible to the human eye. Friday, he elaborated that the remains appeared to be “purposefully” concealed.

LSO says they removed the remains from the area along with its method of concealment.

There are two houses in the area, but LSO said neither resident reported anything suspicious.

Authorities are asking if anyone had been in the area of Pawnee Lake, roughly within the last 10 days, and saw something suspicious to call LSO at 402-441-6500, Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600, or Lincoln Police at 402-441-6000.

The southwestern side of Pawnee Lake will remain closed to the public at least until aft the autopsy is finished.

LSO says they are taking all possibilities into account.

This is a developing story and we’ll keep you updated as new details are released.

Channel 8 was on the scene Thursday bringing you the latest updates.

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