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Missing Gretna man found dead Monday

Posted at 2:55 PM, Jan 17, 2022

GRETNA, Neb. (KMTV) — The search for a missing Gretna man ended this afternoon after law enforcement found him deceased in a rural area.

It wasn't the ending law enforcement, search crews or the family were looking for but the search for Jason Schram ended Monday afternoon after he was found dead less than a mile from where he was last seen.

“Like the family we were hoping, stranger things have happened that he might turn up some other place, but that just wasn’t meant to be,” said Jeff Davis, Sarpy County Sheriff.

Schram, 45, was officially found around 2 p.m. on Monday afternoon.

Schram was last seen after getting into an accident on Highway 6 and Capehart Road, when he got out of his car after hitting a snowplow.

“He chose to take off on foot after that. The weather conditions were not good; they didn’t get any better overnight. It was very windy, blizzard-like,” said Davis.

Law enforcement searched the area all weekend and earlier in the day Monday, around 120 volunteers and members of law enforcement took ATVs, or simply walked, looking for signs of Schram.

“You can see there’s three-and-a-half, four-foot drifts. So they’re painstakingly going through as much as that as possible, checking the ditches, the ravines, the creeks, anything,” said Davis.

Davis said earlier it was unclear if Schram was seriously injured in the crash, but both airbags went off.

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