A man found dead along the banks of the South Platte River has been identified as a man from Colorado.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office identifies the murder victim as 43-year-old Lonnie Sanchez of Hoehne, CO.
Three people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Sanchez in North Platte.
Police received a report late Tuesday evening of a dead body found near the river. Sheriff’s deputies arrived and found the body of Sanchez with facial injuries, wrapped in a tarp.
After questioning witnesses, officers charged 45-year-old transient David Saxton with second degree murder and 31-year-old transient Maybelle Collins with accessory to a felony. A third man, 30-year-old transient Randy Nevsimal was also identified and arrested Wednesday and charged with second degree murder.
Andrew Lacy, KODY, contributed to this report.