18-year-old facing murder charge after woman found dead at south Omaha home

Published: Nov. 1, 2021 at 10:25 AM CDT|Updated: Nov. 1, 2021 at 12:28 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Police on Monday said they arrested an 18-year-old while investigating the suspicious death of a 61-year-old woman Sunday morning in a south Omaha home.

The victim was identified as Jolene Harshbarger.

Police said Daniel Dejaynes-Beaman was arrested Monday morning and booked into Douglas County Corrections to face first-degree murder charges.

Omaha Police said in a report late Sunday that officers were called at 7:50 a.m. to a residence near 20th and Y streets, just east of Highway 75, for a death investigation; but that “due to suspicious circumstances, the Omaha Police Homicide Unit is investigating the death as a homicide.”

Anyone with information about her death is asked to call the OPD Homicide Unit at 402-444-5656 or Omaha Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at omahacrimestoppers.org or via the P3 Tips mobile app.

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