Death Of Lincoln Woman Found Near Area Lake Ruled A Homicide

(KFOR NEWS  October 8, 2021)   (AP) – The death of a 23-year-old Lincoln woman whose body was found 4 months ago at a lake near Lincoln has been ruled a homicide.

The Lincoln Journal-Star reports that the death certificate issued Thursday described the immediate cause of Carly Schaaf’s death as asphyxia due to smothering, combined with a narcotics overdose.

Schaff’s mother reported her missing on May 19th after she hadn’t heard from her for 2 days.  It wasn’t until June 10 that investigators with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office discovered her remains in a wooded area near the southwest side of Pawnee Lake. No suspects have been named publicly, and no arrests have been linked to Schaaf’s death.

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