Several law enforcement agencies are conducting a death investigation following the discovery of the remains of a woman in a rural Phelps County cornfield. The location is about 7 miles northwest of Funk. Phelps County Sheriff Gene Samuelson says they were notified around 12:30pm Tuesday. The identification of the remains is pending according to the Phelps County Attorney’s Office. Other investigating agencies include the Phelps County Sheriff’s Office, Phelps County Attorney’s Office, Nebraska State Patrol and the regional law enforcement coalition known as S.C.A.L.E.S.(South-Central Area Law Enforcement Services).
The S.C.A.L.E.S. agencies involved include investigators from the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, Kearney Police Department, Lexington Police Department and Dawson County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Phelps County Sheriff’s Office at 308-995-5692.