Community Remembers Life Taken Too Soon


Omaha police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old girl. Monday night friends and family of Jessica Elmore gathered in Council Bluffs to mourn the loss.

Over a hundred people gathered at Bayliss Park, candles in hand, there to honor Elmore. Friends called her Jess. “You can see how many lives she’s touched and we are all just going to miss her so much,” said Shelby Barratt.

Friends said Elmore loved to sing, dance, and spend time with family and friends. “She was really funny and outgoing and she was always happy,” said Shelly Mortensen. “She was very outgoing. She always made everyone smile. There was never anyone that she wasn’t friends with,” said Kasandra Yopp.

It’s hard for them to come to grips with the fact that she’s gone. There aren’t many details surrounding her death at this point, but her loved ones aren’t concentrating on that right now, instead they want to show her and her family support.

“I’m just glad that after this happened; so many people are out here to support her. It was an awesome turnout,” said Barratt.

While Elmore was from Council Bluffs, she died in Omaha. Police said at this point Elmore’s death doesn’t appear to be suspicious.


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