Update: Bodies Found At Omaha Home Identified

By: Alex Hassel, Brian Mastre Email
By: Alex Hassel, Brian Mastre Email
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Police released the identities Saturday of the two men found dead Friday morning at an Omaha home.

They were 76-year-old Ronald Wilke and his 50-year-old son Jeffrey Wilke. Police say they are not looking for any suspects at this time, but did not elaborate on what caused the deaths. Autopsies were scheduled over the weekend with results expected later next week.

Family members told WOWT 6 News Saturday they believe both men suffered heart attacks. "The house was actually unlocked and with wallets inside,” said niece Echo Soza. “Nothing had been touched. One inside had died and it appears the other one died later outside, perhaps trying to get help for the son."

A neighbor saw feet in the shrubs outside the residence near 48th and Farnam streets around 8:50 a.m. and called 911. Officers then found another body inside the home. Investigators said the two men appeared to be dead for awhile.

Debra Magnus came to the scene Friday and said she had been dating the younger victim. "He's living with him. He used to live with me. We were together for five years. He has some medical conditions."

She said the father and son relationship was rocky at times. "Up and down. He thought his father was getting dementia."

Neighbor Dick Mitchell had known the man who owns the home for 40 years. "He's kind of a quiet guy. His wife died four or five years ago. He's been retired."

"I hope it's not some random act," said neighbor Tracy Muntz.


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