Body found in ditch in northwest Omaha

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide after a body was found near 72nd and Rainwood Road Monday evening.
Published: Mar. 20, 2023 at 6:41 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A homicide investigation is underway in northwest Omaha.

The Douglas County Sheriff says a body was found off of Rainwood Road just east of 72nd Street just before 3:45 this afternoon.

Sheriff Aaron Hansen was at the scene and said the body was not visible from the road.

“It does appear as if it may have been there, maybe not dumped today, but that will all come out in the investigation,” Hansen told 6 News.

He said they were not able to tell the sex, race, or gender of the person, adding that there were suspicious circumstances.

Monday’s development comes less than a week after possible human remains were found along the same road north of Elkhorn.


This is a developing story. Stay with 6 News for updates.