Woman arrested for tampering with evidence in Lincoln homicide case

Authorities have arrested a 31-year-old Lincoln woman on charges of tampering with evidence in connection to a homicide case. 
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Authorities have arrested a 31-year-old Lincoln woman on charges of tampering with evidence in connection to a homicide case.

Investigators with the Lincoln Police Department determined that Sanaa Osman received a letter from an acquaintance of Majdal Elias containing a hand-drawn map that showed where he had discarded the gun police say he used to shoot and killed 15-year-old Ali Al-Burkat in September.

Officers found Al-Burkat in a parking lot near 14th and Superior St. with a gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital where he later died. Elias was arrested in February for second-degree murder.

LPD said Osman drove to Omaha to retrieve the letter from the acquaintance and then followed the path indicated on the map after she returned to Lincoln.

Osman denied knowledge of the map or the location of the weapon.

Osman turned herself in Monday on an outstanding warrant for tampering with physical evidence.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to call Lincoln Police at 402-441-6000 or Lincoln Crimestoppers at 402-475-3600.

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