UPDATE: Human remains at Pawnee Lake identified as Carly Schaaf
The Lincoln Police Department has released the identity of the remains found at Pawnee Lake on Thursday.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) –On June 10, at 11:54 a.m., the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into the human remains found at Pawnee Lake, 11500 West Adams Street. Due to the evidence found at the scene, LSO investigators considered the death suspicious.
Crime Scene Technicians have been processing the scene, and areas around the lake had been closed but are now open. An autopsy was conducted at 1 p.m. on June 11, 2021, and the identity of the deceased person was confirmed to be 23-year-old Carly Schaaf.
Carly was reported missing by her mother on May 19, 2021. During that investigation, investigators determined she had gone missing under suspicious circumstances. The manner and cause of her death are unknown at this time.
Carly’s family has been notified and authorities ask the public to respect their privacy as they grieve her death.
At this time, there is not an ongoing threat to the general public. This investigation is ongoing, and we encourage anyone with information to call 402-441-6000, the 24-hour tip line at 402-441-9903, or make an anonymous report to Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.