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OPD: 18-year-old suspect booked in connection to Sunday homicide

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Posted at 6:18 AM, Nov 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-01 13:48:30-04

Update 12:30 PM

The Omaha Police Department said it has arrested an 18-year-old man in connection to a suspected Sunday homicide.

Daniel Dejaynes-Beaman was booked Monday morning at Douglas County Corrections for alleged charges of first-degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony in connection to the death of 61-year-old Jolene Harshbarger.

The department began investigating the death of Harshbarger as a homicide after finding "suspicious circumstances."

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According to a news release from the Omaha Police Department, officers responded to 6006 South 20th Street for a death investigation on Sunday morning at 7:50 a.m.

"Due to suspicious circumstances, the Omaha Police Homicide Unit is investigating the death as a homicide. The victim has been identified as 61-year-old Jolene Harshbarger," said OPD.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact the OPD Homicide Unit at (402) 444-5656 or Omaha Crime Stoppers at (402) 444-STOP, at or on the P3 Tips mobile app.ha Police Department.

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