UPDATE: New, gruesome details released on Omaha homicide investigation

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — New details have been released surrounding the death of Omaha realtor Michael Sodoro.

Found dead inside a home near 192nd and “W” Streets last week, police soon began investigating the case as a homicide.

According to a police affidavit, officers entered the home and found Sodoro’s body inside a crawl space, covered by loose carpet remnants.

He died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

Officers noted that blood was found on the carpet, the stair railing, and on a bathroom tub.

One witness reported seeing a black Ford Edge in the driveway and provided a partial plate. With this vehicle information, officers found it was owned by Ross Lorello.

A handgun with one fired casing was found inside the trunk of the Ford Edge. Police later found fingerprints in blood at the scene that matched Lorello’s.

Currently, Lorello is being held at the Douglas County Jail on a first-degree murder charge.

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Original story posted Dec. 30, 2020 at 10:47 a.m.

Local authorities are now investigating the death of an Omaha realtor as a homicide.

Michael “Mickey” Sodoro, 70, was found dead outside a home in West Omaha near Elkhorn on Tuesday.

He is a realtor with N.P. Dodge and investigators believe he was showing the property where his body was discovered.

The investigation began after Sodoro’s family reported him missing Tuesday night.

Sodoro’s vehicle was found at a separate location, located using OnStar, said Captain Eric Sellers from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.

There are no suspects in custody at this time.

Captain Sellers recommends Omaha-area realtors show properties in pairs until more is known about this case.

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