Omaha's latest homicide victim will be remembered with a prayer walk on Thursday.
Thirty-year-old Amanda Brown of Omaha was found near railroad tracks at 14th and Mason around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday after firefighters were called to a wooded area nearby to put out a brush fire. Police say the area is commonly used as an encampment for transients. Investigators said she was not hit by a train.
Dave Gehrls of Christ for the City Omaha says the prayer walk will begin at 5:30 p.m. at 14th and Mason, south of Leavenworth.
According to police, Brown's listed address was the Siena/Francis House where she stayed at different times over the years. The shelter's executive director Mike Saklar said they were devastated to hear the news. “Really, right now, we are crushed. We've had quite a few tears this morning when the news leaked out that Amanda was no longer with us.”
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call police at 402-444-5652 or Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP.