Lincoln Police Identify Woman Killed In New Year's Eve Stabbing

Lincoln Police have identified the 21 year old woman killed in a New Year's Eve stabbing. 

Authorities say just after 7:00 Monday night, officers were called to a home near 20th and Montclair Drive and when they arrived they found Dijah Ybarra lying in the driveway. Ybarra had sustained multiple stab wounds and was rushed to a local hospital for treatment. Life-saving efforts were unsuccessful and Ybarra was pronounced deceased at 7:38.

Around 8:00 New Year's Day morning, investigators arrested 21 year old Neland Tevionn Gray Jr. for First Degree Murder and Use of a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony. Gray is the father of Ybarra's two young sons.

An autopsy was completed, with the cause of death being numerous stab wounds. 

Police say preliminary investigation leads them to believe that the initial assault by Gray began in Ybarra’s Chevrolet Impala just minutes before police were called. Investigators will be processing the vehicle and are continuing to analyze forensic and digital evidence.

Authorities do not believe there are others involved in Ybarra’s death. The investigation continues.


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