Trucker’s Body Found

Police received a call about a badly decomposed body in a ditch about seven miles southeast of Seward. The Sheriff's Department has identified the body as that of 50 year old James Hagan.

Hagan has been missing since September 4th. The Elsie, Nebraska truck driver was on his way to Bowling Green, Kentucky when he disappeared.

Police found his semi parked and running at the Shoemaker's Truck Stop here in Lincoln. With the truck they found a bloody knife that sent the investigation in a new direction.

Two people from Lincoln have been arrested on suspicion of forging checks from Hagan's account. So far, no other charges have been filed.

If you have any information, you're urged to call Crime Stoppers at 475-3600.