Body of missing Gretna father found Monday afternoon

Photo: WOWT 6 News

(Sarpy County, NE) -- The body of a Gretna father, who had been missing since Friday night, is found.

On Monday afternoon, Sarpy County Sheriff Jeff Davis announced that 45 year old Jason Schram's body was found about a mile from where he was last seen. The Sheriff's Office says just before 10:00 Friday night, Schram was involved in a crash with a Sarpy County snow plow truck near Capehart Road and Highway 6. Investigators say following the crash, Schram exited his vehicle and started walking through a field.

Monday morning, volunteers and law enforcement gathered at the Gretna fire station to continue the search for a third day. “He lives as the crow flys less than a mile from here. Obviously, he was probably trying to get home but the weather was not conducive to that. It does not take long in that kind of weather, especially, we don’t believe he had a coat on,” Davis told WOWT 6 News.

Davis says one of the volunteers found the body. He said hopes this gives the family some closure. “It’s unfortunate obviously from everybody, the family told us he was a great guy, why he walked away we don’t know.”

The case remains under investigation and an autopsy has been scheduled.

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