Friends of a homeless woman found dead tell WOWT 6 News they believe they know who killed Amanda Brown. No one has been charged but we’ve been investigating the person whose name has come up.
The man in question lists his address on court documents as the homeless shelter. He goes to court next week for trespassing at Cubby's in the Old Market and for possessing drug paraphernalia.
Friends of the victim say they saw him with Amanda Brown two days ago.
Lila Nelson said, "Please get this girl some justice. Amanda deserves it."
Lila explained through tears why, if she were a detective, an ex of Amanda Brown's would be suspect number-one for the murder.
“That was the last person she was seen with when she was walking away from here two days ago,” Lila said. “And he hasn't been seen since."
She's telling 6 News what she already passed along to Omaha Police. Lila Nelson thought her friend had finally made the right choices to get away from drugs but when Amanda was found dead by firefighters on Wednesday by railroad tracks near 14th and Mason, the sad realization hit her hard. She started thinking about the last known person to see her alive - someone she says is a known meth dealer.
“They had dated at one time,” Lila said. “She confided in me that she wanted to get away from him but didn't say why. But it must have been bad if she wanted out."
We researched the background of the man and aside from listing the Siena/Francis House as his address, he has a violent past. His history includes six months in jail for domestic assault. The victim was a different woman.
Lila said, “I hope they catch him."
Omaha Police have not named any persons of interest and there has not yet been an arrest.