Officers responded to a “Check the Well-Being” call Monday morning near 34th and Weber. When they arrived, they found a man dead inside the home.
“Hopefully it wasn’t him. Yeah I was hoping it wasn’t him,” said Joe Prinz and Jason Lanoue.
Prinzs’ nephews, Joe Prinz and Jason Lanoue, say they never imagined police would be investigating a homicide at their uncle’s home.
“When I got the call this morning I actually thought he had a heart attack or something and then I got a second call,” said Jason Lanoue.
The men say their uncle, who was in his 70’s was known for putting others first.
“He was the nicest guy, he would give you the shirt off his back,” said Joe Prinz.
Prinzs’ nephews say that recently their uncle had let some people he barely knew live with him, because he had a tough time saying no.
“We have somebody in custody. When officers arrived apparently there was also a man inside and they took him to Central Headquarters for questioning,” said an Omaha Police Spokesperson.
61-year-old Kenneth Munhall was booked for First Degree Murder and Use of a Weapon by a Prohibited Person.
The men say it makes them sick to think that a man their uncle let into his home out of the kindness of his heart, could be the person who killed him.