Victim of House Fire Near Johnson Lake Identified

Victim of House Fire Near Johnson Lake Identified
MGN Online/ Structure Fire.
February 9th, 2024 | NRRA

Gosper County, Neb. — Gosper County authorities have identified a person found deceased while investigating a house fire near Johnson Lake.

Gosper County Sheriff Jesse Naputi responded to Lakeside Trailer County around 4:11 p.m 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 victim has been identified as 57 year old Roger E. Portillo Estrada, a Gosper County resident living at Lot #3 Lakeside Trailer Court.

The Gosper County Coroner requested an autopsy be performed in support of the death investigation.

The State Fire Marshal is assisting in the investigation. A cause for the fire has not been released.


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