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Body found in search of missing Sarpy County man

Published: Jan. 17, 2022 at 3:20 PM CST
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SARPY COUNTY, Neb. (WOWT) - The body of a Gretna man who walked away from a crash during last weekend’s snowstorm was found Monday afternoon.

Sarpy County deputies said 45-year-old Jason Schram was involved in a crash with a Sarpy County snow plow truck near Capehart Road and Highway 6 just before 10 p.m. Friday.

Volunteers and about a half dozen area agencies gathered at the Gretna fire station Monday morning to resume their search. Schram’s body was discovered after about three hours.

“He lives, as the crow flies, less than a mile from here. Obviously he was probably trying to get home but the weather was not conducive to that. It does not take long in that kind of weather especially. We don’t believe he had a coat on,” said Sheriff Jeff Davis.

Davis said a volunteer found the body. The sheriff hoped it would give the family some closure.

“It’s unfortunate, obviously, from everybody. The family told us he was a great guy. Why he walked away we don’t know.”

The sheriff said they were still investigating the case and an autopsy had been scheduled.

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