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Suspect in 2013 Omaha homicide arrested in Tucson

Bernard Turner, 25, was arrested in Tuscon and is awaiting extradition to Omaha to face charges...
Bernard Turner, 25, was arrested in Tuscon and is awaiting extradition to Omaha to face charges of first-degree murder in the 2013 homicide of Julius Vaughn.(Nickerson, Ofcr Joseph (OPD) | Omaha Police Department)
Published: Dec. 18, 2020 at 9:47 AM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The Omaha Police Cold Case Squad on Friday announced that a suspect in a 2013 homicide was in custody in Arizona.

Bernard Turner, 25, was arrested in Tucson and is awaiting extradition to Omaha to face charges of first-degree murder in the Oct. 18, 2013, homicide of Julius Vaughn near 23rd and Vinton streets.

According to an Omaha Police Department release, a first-degree murder warrant was issued for Turner on Nov. 12. He is in custody in Tucson on unrelated charges and will soon be extradited to Omaha and booked into Douglas County Corrections, the release states.

OPD Deputy Chief Kanger praised the work of the Cold Case Squad in the release.

“The importance of continuing to work on these cases, and having the community’s help is crucial. It is extremely important to hold individuals responsible for these heinous acts,” he said. “We will always continue to work hard for the families and the community and want them to know we are doing all we can to solve these cases.”

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