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Homicide investigation underway after missing realtor found dead in Omaha rental

Published: Dec. 29, 2020 at 3:11 PM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Douglas County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Tuesday that authorities were conducting a homicide investigation into the death of a local realtor whose body was found in a rental property in southwest Omaha.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Capt. Eric Sellers confirmed that the body found Tuesday morning in a residence near 193rd Avenue and W Streets, in the Arbor Gate housing development was that of Michael “Mickey” Sodoro, an NP Dodge real-estate agent.

Police warn rumors have been circulation of someone being in custody but that is not the case. They have been interviewing people but now one is currently in custody.

The realtor had come to the rental home to meet someone, but Sellers said investigators weren’t yet sure whether that person was a suspect in his death.

Sodora had been reported missing overnight, before 6 a.m., and his body found at the rental home during a search by sheriff’s deputies to locate the missing man. Authorities used OnStar to locate his truck, which was found abandoned on a roadway blocks away from the home where he was found, Sellers said.

Update on death investigation in southwest Omaha

Authorities at the scene are sharing the latest details on the investigation happening at a rental property near 193rd Avenue and W Street in southwest Omaha. Updates: https://www.wowt.com/2020/12/29/douglas-county-sheriff-conducting-death-investigation-in-elkhorn/

Posted by WOWT 6 News on Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Authorities were interviewing persons of interest in the case but did not have a suspect in custody, Sellers said.

“I think as a general practice we should all, if we’re going to show homes as realtors, you do it in pairs,” he said. “I can’t say there’s a danger to the public, because I don’t know, but do it in pairs until we can get to the bottom of this investigation.”

Douglas County Sheriffs conducts a death investigation of a body found at a home near South...
Douglas County Sheriffs conducts a death investigation of a body found at a home near South 193rd Ave. and W Street.(PHOTO: Mike McKnight WOWT)

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified the location of the residence. 6 News regrets the error.

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