BEATRICE, Neb. — The Gage County Sheriff’s Office began a death investigation after a dead man was spotted in a wooded area near the Big Blue River.
On Aug. 24, officers were dispatched to the north side of the Big Blue River, just north of the west end of Riverside Park to investigate the death.
The sheriff’s office said a person boating on the river got out of the water and onto the north bank, climbed up an incline and spotted a deceased person in the wooded area.
The sheriff’s office dispatched a deputy and an investigator and received aid from officers from the Beatrice Police Department.
The officers notified the county attorney, who is by law the county coroner, and scheduled an autopsy.
The body was removed from the scene with the assistance of the Beatrice Fire Department and Fox Funeral Home. The body was transported to Omaha for the scheduled autopsy by the Douglas County Coroner.
Currently, no identification has been made of the body.
The Gage County Sheriff’s Office will coordinate investigative efforts with the Beatrice Police Department.