NSP Investigating Two Deaths in Rural Gage County

NSP Investigating Two Deaths in Rural Gage County

April 6, 2021
Lincoln, NEB

The Nebraska State Patrol and Gage County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the deaths of two people who were found deceased at a residence in rural Gage County, near Blue Springs.

Tuesday morning, the Gage County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call regarding two deceased individuals at a residence at 628 E. Oak Road, outside of Blue Springs. Upon arrival at the scene, the Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the Nebraska State Patrol.

At the residence, investigators located a deceased male, identified as Jason Arnold, 49, of Blue Springs, with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Inside the residence, investigators located a deceased female, identified as Brooke Koch, 40, of Blue Springs. Tuesday morning, Arnold failed to appear in Gage County Court for violation of a protection order, prohibiting him from contact with Koch.

Following preliminary investigation, the case is believed to be a murder-suicide. There is no threat to the public. The investigation is ongoing. The Gage County Attorney has requested autopsies, which are scheduled for Wednesday morning.

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