It appears a northeast Nebraska man killed his wife before killing himself in a bizarre twist to the already bizarre discovery of two bodies in a burning pick-up.
Pierce County Attorney Verlyn Luebbe has released a statement that discloses the investigation concludes 37-year-old Joseph Klinetobe committed suicide after killing his wife, 33-year-old Bobbi Jo Klinetobe of Meadow Grove.
Luebbe did issue a caution that the identities cannot be completely confirmed until the office receives results from DNA testing.
The bodies were discovered by Pierce County authorities who responded to a call that a pick-up was burning in a field northwest of Pierce.
A fund has been established to help the five children left behind. A donation box has been set up at the Tilden Library. The Tilden Bank has also set up a donation account.
Deputies from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office responded last week to a report of a car fire. They came upon a pickup engulfed in flames in a field about nine miles west and a mile north of Pierce. Firefighters from the Pierce Volunteer Fire Department extinguished the fire and discovered the remains of two people in the cab.