Nebraska State Patrol is investigating multiple deaths in Laurel

A total of four people were found dead Thursday in two separate homes in a northeastern Nebraska town, and authorities said a fire was involved in both locations. Around 3 a.m., the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about an explosion at a residence in Laurel. and fire crews found one person dead inside the home, according to the Nebraska State Patrol. As investigators arrived at the scene, a second fire was reported a few blocks away, authorities said. Three people were found dead at the second residence, and fire crews worked to preserve evidence while extinguishing the fire, according to the Nebraska State Patrol. Investigators are still processing the second scene. Fire investigators believe accelerators may have been used in each of the fires, authorities say. According to the State Patrol, foul play is suspected in the death of the four people at two different crime scenes that are about five blocks away in Laurel, which is in Cedar County, home to fewer than 1,000 people and is about 100 miles northwest of Omaha . “It’s a small, safe community. We don’t know if they knew each other, but everyone knows everyone in this community,” Cedar County Sheriff Larry Koranda said. “If people see anything out of the ordinary, call the state patrol.” the Nebraska State Patrol. Law enforcement said it was possible the suspects were burned. The Nebraska State Patrol said it was looking for security camera footage that could help the investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the State Patrol at 402-479-4921. The State Patrol is investigating whether there is a connection between the two fires, NSP spokesman Cody Thomas told KETV NewsWatch 7.

A total of four people were found dead Thursday in two separate homes in a northeastern Nebraska town, and authorities said fires were involved in both locations.

Around 3 a.m., the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about an explosion at a Laurel residence and fire crews found one person dead inside the home, according to the patrol. State of Nebraska.

When investigators arrived at the scene, a second fire was reported a few blocks away, authorities said.

Three people were found dead at the second residence, and firefighters worked to preserve evidence while putting out the fire, according to the Nebraska State Patrol. Investigators are still processing the second scene.

Fire investigators believe accelerators may have been used in each of the fires, authorities said.

State Patrol says foul play is suspected in the deaths of the four people at two different crime scenes about five blocks apart in Laurel, which is in Cedar County and is home to fewer than 1,000 people. and lies about 100 miles to the northwest. from Omaha.

“It’s a small, safe community. We don’t know if they knew each other, but everyone knows everyone in this community,” Cedar County Sheriff Larry Koranda said. “If people see anything out of the ordinary, call the state patrol.”

Shortly after the second fire, a silver sedan, believed to be driven by a black man, was seen leaving Laurel and may have picked up a passenger before leaving town, according to the Nebraska State Patrol.

Law enforcement said it was possible the suspects were burned.

The Nebraska State Patrol said it was looking for security camera footage that could help the investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the State Patrol at 402-479-4921.

The State Patrol is investigating whether there is a connection between the two fires, NSP spokesman Cody Thomas told KETV NewsWatch 7.

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Doug Furlich

Image from the scene of multiple deaths in Laurel, Nebraska.

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