Col. John Bolduc, the police chief at Nebraska State University, reported at a press conference at 9:30 a.m. that Jason Jones, 42, of Laurel, was found after evidence from both murder locations led detectives to him.
Bolduc asserts that the Nebraska State Patrol’s crime scene investigators discovered tangible proof linking Jones to the crimes at both crime locations. After finding the evidence, investigators used “flash diversionary devices” as a distraction strategy prior to Jones’ arrest.
Bolduc said that more information could not be made available because the material acquired from the two scenes is still being processed by the investigators.
Who Is 42-year-old Jason Jones, a Suspect in a Homicide in Northeast Nebraska?
The 42-year-old Jason Jones resides on Elm Street, the same street where the murders took place just a few blocks apart.
Bolduc claims that physical evidence was found at both crime scenes by Nebraska State Patrol crime scene investigators that connected Jones to the crimes. Investigators utilized “flash diversionary devices” as a diversionary tactic after discovering the evidence, which led to Jones’ arrest.
Investigators apprehended Jones after going into the suspect’s home at 206 Elm St., which is next to one of the victims’ residences, and discovering that he had extensive burn wounds. Bolduc claimed that he was transported to a hospital in Lincoln, where he is still in critical condition.
Four bodies were discovered dead in two different Laurel homes on Thursday morning, prompting the arrest. The homes, which were situated off of Elm Street, were two blocks apart. The Nebraska State Patrol had requested any information regarding a Black male driving a silver automobile away from Laurel during a press conference on Thursday afternoon.
Details Regarding Jason Jones’s Arrest and Charges
After numerous attempts to convince Jones to leave the house failed, the Nebraska State Patrol SWAT Team eventually found out that he had severe burn injuries. He was sent to a hospital in Lincoln as of Friday morning, according to NSP, and is in a critical condition.
The Nebraska State Patrol also believes the gunshot was a factor in the deaths that occurred in two other residences in the town in northeastern Nebraska.
According to the Nebraska State Patrol, the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about an explosion at a Laurel residence at 3 a.m., and fire teams found a body inside the house. The 53-year-old Michele Ebeling was the first victim at home, according to the Nebraska State Patrol.
The three casualties in the second home were 86-year-old Gene Twiford, 85-year-old Janet Twiford, and 55-year-old Dana Twiford.
Quadruple homicide case in northeastern Nebraska
Following a tragedy in Laurel, Nebraska, which left four people dead and two homes damaged. The Nebraska State Patrol promotes community awareness.
According to a statement from the Nebraska State Patrol, the occurrences at the residences at 209 Elm Street and 503 Elm Street are now thought to have involved gunshots. The truth was revealed after the fire was successfully put out and the investigators had some time to look at the homes.
Officials now believe that the fire at 503 Elm Street may have originated at around the same time as the explosion-related fire at 209 Elm Street, although it took hours for the fire to be visible from the outside of the building.
The Nebraska State Patrol is requesting that anyone who notices anything weird between the hours of midnight and four in the morning contact them as soon as possible at 402-479-4921.