The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a number of deaths in Laurel

Four people were found dead in two separate homes in a northeastern Nebraska town on Thursday, and officials said both were on fire. About 3 o’clock morning, the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of an explosion at a Laurel residence. Fire crews found a person dead inside the home, according to the Nebraska State Patrol. When investigators arrived at the scene, a second fire was reported a few blocks away, authorities said, according to the Nebraska State Patrol. Three people were found dead in the second residence, and fire crews worked to preserve evidence while putting out the fire. Investigators are still investigating the second scene. Four people were killed at two separate crime scenes about five blocks apart in Laurel, Cedar County, a town of fewer than 1,000 people and about 100 miles northwest of Omaha, according to the State Patrol. “It’s a small, safe community. We’re not sure if they knew each other, but everybody knows everybody in this community,” said Cedar County Sheriff Larry Koranda. “If people see anything unusual, call the State Patrol.” Shortly after the second fire, a silver sedan, reportedly driven by a black male, was seen exiting Laurel and may have picked up a passenger before leaving town. Nebraska State Patrol. Law enforcement said the suspects may have suffered burns. The Nebraska State Patrol said they are looking for security camera footage that could help with the investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact the State Patrol at 402-479-4921. The State Patrol is investigating whether there is a connection between the two fires, NSP spokesman Cody Thomas told KETV NewsWatch 7.

A total of four people were found dead Thursday in two separate homes in a northeastern Nebraska town that officials said were both on fire.

According to the Nebraska State Patrol, around 3 p.m. morning, the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about an explosion at a Laurel residence, and fire crews found a person dead inside the home.

When investigators arrived at the scene, a second fire was reported a few blocks away, officials said.

According to the Nebraska State Patrol, three people were found dead in the second home, and fire crews were working to preserve evidence as they battled the blaze. Investigators are still investigating the second scene.

The deaths of four people at two separate crime scenes about five blocks apart in Laurel, Cedar County, a town of fewer than 1,000 people and about 100 miles to the northwest, suspected foul play, according to the State Patrol. from Omaha.

“It’s a small, safe community. We’re not sure if they knew each other, but everybody knows everybody in this community,” said Cedar County Sheriff Larry Koranda. “If people see anything out of the ordinary, call the State Patrol.”

Shortly after the second fire, a silver sedan reportedly driven by a black man was seen leaving Laurel and may have picked up a passenger before leaving town, according to the Nebraska State Patrol.

Law enforcement reported that the suspects may have been burned.

The Nebraska State Patrol said they are looking for security camera footage that could help with the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the State Patrol at 402-479-4921.

The State Patrol is investigating whether there is a connection between the two fires, NSP spokesman Cody Thomas told KETV NewsWatch 7.

Doug Furlich

View of the many dead in Laurel, Nebraska.

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