TRENTON, Neb. (AP) – A 22-year-old man, who is sitting in a Colorado jail on another case, has been charged in Nebraska with killing an 18-year-old man whose body was found in April.
The Nebraska Attorney General’s spokeswoman Liz Eberle said Wednesday that John Leahy III had been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Austin Wright.
Wright’s body was found in southwest Nebraska’s Hitchcock County April 12 – several weeks after his mother reported him missing from McCook.
Eberle said she didn’t immediately know what led investigators to Leahy.
Leahy remained in the Yuma County, Colorado, jail on Wednesday where he has been held since September on felony charges related to methamphetamine.
He will be extradited to face the Nebraska charge, but it wasn’t immediately clear Wednesday how quickly that will happen.
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