The Gosper County Sheriff’s Office and Nebraska State Fire Marshal are investigating a house fire near Johnson Lake that involved a death.
Sheriff Jesse Naputi responded to Lakeside Trailer Court around 4:11pm on Wednesday on a call for service to check welfare. As he arrived on scene, he noted that residence had recently been involved in a fire. After gaining entry, Sheriff Naputi found a deceased male. The suspected resident was pronounced deceased by Gosper County Coroner. An autopsy is being conducted. The identity of the deceased individual is being withheld, pending notification of next of kin.