Police: Man reported missing in February was homicide victim

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Police say a man reported missing in February in Omaha was a homicide victim. Police in Council Bluffs, Iowa, took a missing person report on 37-year-old Joseph Hellman, on Feb. 21.

He was last seen in Omaha and the report was referred to Omaha police.

Omaha police say investigators determined Hellman was killed weeks earlier in Omaha.

Police say investigators understood that Hellman died under suspicious circumstances but they couldn’t classify it as a homicide until this week.

Police say they have a person of interest in custody on unrelated charges. Hellman’s body hasn’t been located.

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