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UPDATE: Dodge County Sheriff says deceased man found near 275 struck by vehicle; authorities asking for help

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Posted at 5:31 PM, Sep 22, 2022

UPDATE: 12:20 p.m. 9/30/22

The Dodge County Sheriff's Office released more information about the death of Yashua Martinez, 27, and it is seeking help from the public in the death investigation.

Law enforcement determined that Martinez, who was a La Vista resident, died from a car-pedestrian traffic collision. His body was discovered by a construction crew on Highway 275 south of Morningside Road on Sept. 22.

The sheriff's office asks that anyone who is familiar with Martinez or who had previous contact with him in the Fremont area, reach out to investigator Smith at the sheriff's office at (402) 727-2700 or use the P3 App to submit information to remain anonymous.

Martinez was formerly a resident of Georgia.

UPDATE: 9:30 a.m 9/25/22

A body found by construction crews Thursday near Highway 275, south of Morningside Road has been identified as 27-year-old Yashua Martinez of La Vista.

The investigation is ongoing. The Dodge County Sheriff's Office says there is no risk to the public.

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In a news release on Thursday afternoon, The Dodge County Sheriff's Office announced that it is investigating a dead body that was found near Highway 275 south of Morningside Road around 2:30 p.m.

By Friday afternoon the sheriff's office told the media that the deceased person, a male who has been identified by law enforcement, is not being publicly named until next of kin are informed.

Deputies were called to the scene after a construction crew found the body, according to authorities.

The Sheriff's office said: "This incident is currently under investigation with the assistance of Nebraska State Patrol, Fremont Police and the Douglas County Crime Lab. Further information regarding this incident will be released as it becomes available. Please avoid the area."

3 News Now will provide updates when more information is available.

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