NSP Releases New Information in Laurel Homicide Investigation

NSP Releases New Information in Laurel Homicide Investigation

August 4, 2022
Laurel, NEB.
Public Assistance Needed

The Nebraska State Patrol is able to release new information and urges public vigilance as the investigation into four deaths in Laurel continues.

After fire suppression efforts were successful this afternoon at the scene in the 500 block of Elm Street in Laurel, investigators have been able to examine the crime scene and now identify that gunfire is suspected to have played a part in the incidents at both homes. Fire investigators also believe that the fire in the 500 block of Elm Street may have started around the same time as the reported explosion in the 200 block of Elm Street. However, indications of that fire weren’t visible outside the home for hours. Both incidents are now believed to have occurred shortly after 3:00 a.m. Thursday.

Based on that time frame, NSP is requesting anyone that may have seen anything out-of-the-ordinary in Laurel between midnight and 4:00 a.m. to report it immediately. Tips can be reported to 402-479-4921.

Additionally, based on this focused time frame of the fires, investigators now believe the previously sought silver sedan reported by a member of the public may have left Laurel much later after the incidents than previously thought.

The Nebraska State Patrol, Cedar County Sheriff’s Office, and Laurel Police Department urge vigilance for members of the Laurel and nearby communities. Anyone who sees out-of-the-ordinary activity should call 911 immediately.

This is an active investigation. Additional details will be released when possible.