Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office asks for public's help in death investigation

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(Omaha, NE) -- The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in a death investigation.

DCSO says on February 7th, they received a missing person report for 39 year old Laron Hodges of Omaha. Investigators say family members indicated that they had last seen Hodges on February 2nd. The sheriff's office says as the investigation progressed, detectives were able to locate Hodges’ vehicle in a private impound lot in Omaha. The vehicle was searched and Hodges’ body was found concealed inside. The DCSO is investigating Hodges' death as a homicide, in collaboration with the Omaha Police Department.

Anyone with information is being urged to call the Douglas County Sheriff’s tip-line at (402) 444-6000 or Omaha Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP (7867), or through the P3 Tips Mobile App. Omaha Crime Stoppers is offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to the identification and arrest of suspect(s) involved.

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