A man who took his estranged wife hostage over the weekend took his own life last night.
Authorities say the man abducted his wife, who’d filed for divorce in July, from a Lincoln hair salon where she works on Saturday.
Some 30 hours later, searchers found 37-year-old Dwayne Lawerence’s body in a cornfield outside of Imperial on Sunday night.
His estranged wife, 38-year-old Julie Hanes, emerged from the cornfield earlier in the evening unharmed.
She was taken by ambulance to a hospital. The extent of her injuries is unknown.
Authorities say Lawerence abducted Hanes from a salon where she worked around noon on Saturday.
Apparently, her parents and other family members live in the Imperial area.
By George Keltz, KXNP, North Platte