IMPERIAL, Nebraska, Nov. 25, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A Taylorsville woman and two other people have been arrested after the remains of a missing woman were found in southwest Nebraska.
A news release from the Chase County Sheriff’s Office in Nebraska said Thursday at approximately 1:30 p.m. the office received a report from an Imperial resident that he hadn’t seen or heard from his 22-year-old daughter for approximately a week.
“At that time, the Sheriff’s Office began a missing person’s investigation; multiple people were contacted and interviewed,” the news release said. “These were individuals who the Sheriff’s Office believed might have information regarding her whereabouts.”
On Thursday evening, Russell Mann, 43, of Enders in Chase County, Nebraska, was arrested as a result of the investigation for allegedly committing two counts of felony accessory to kidnapping.
As the investigation continued into the disappearance of the woman, information was obtained which led the Sheriff’s Office to believe the missing female may have met with foul play, the news release said. As soon as this information became available an organized search began in a rural area south of Imperial on Thursday evening.
“During the course of the investigation congruent with the search efforts, the Sheriff’s Office developed two suspects,” the news release said. “Arrest warrants were obtained for those individuals in relation to several kidnappings and the disappearance of the missing female. It was determined that the suspects could most likely be located in the Fort Collins, Colorado area.”
The Sheriff’s Office requested and was given the assistance of the Fort Collins Police Department and their Crimes Against Persons Team and Criminal Impact Team. Both individuals were apprehended in Fort Collins Saturday afternoon. A Chase County deputy was dispatched to Fort Collins to work with detectives in order to interview suspects and develop additional leads.
The individuals arrested in Fort Collins were Kevin Scot German, 24, of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Keonna Nilsa Carter, 22, from Taylorsville, Utah. Each are charged with two counts of use of a firearm to commit a felony, kidnapping, false imprisonment, terroristic threats and assault. Each are currently being held in Fort Collins pending extradition to Chase County. Additional charges may be forthcoming.
Sunday afternoon, the remains of the missing Chase County woman were located by the Chase County Sheriff’s Deputies, Nebraska Game and Parks Officers, and Chase County Emergency Management, the news release said. The woman’s remains are being recovered with the help of the Nebraska State Patrol and the evidence will be processed by their forensic technicians and investigators. Fort Collins police officers also continue to offer their assistance.
“The family of the deceased woman has been notified and the victim will not be named,” the news release said. “The investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.”