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Human remains found last week identified as missing Plattsmouth man

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Posted at 11:15 AM, Oct 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-25 14:26:48-04


The Plattsmouth Police Department (PPD) says human remains located in a heavily wooded area of Rhylander Park last Wednesday are of Dalton Berens, who had been missing since February of 2020.

Detectives from PPD and the Nebraska State Patrol will continue investigating the cause of death and circumstances leading up to Berens' disappearance.


On Wednesday, a search was carried out in Plattsmouth for 29-year-old Dalton Berens who has been missing since Monday, February 3, 2020. Those involved say human remains were found in a wooded area during the search.

Several agencies took part in the effort.


According to a release from the Plattsmouth Police Department (PPD), 29-year-old Dalton Berens has been missing since Monday, February 3, 2020. On Wednesday, an organized search will be carried out in the Plattsmouth area for the missing man.

The PPD said, “Dalton is described as a white male, 6’0”, 140 lbs, with hazel eyes and brown hair. Dalton had several medical conditions that made it very difficult for him to walk more than a short distance. Dalton medical conditions also require consistent medication.”

Dalton was living with his fiancé in Plattsmouth at the time of his disappearance.

Anyone with information regarding his disappearance or whereabouts is asked to contact PPD at 402-296-3311. To submit a tip anonymously visit the Nebraska Crime Stoppers website at Nebraska State Crime Stoppers, the “P3 Tips” mobile app, or by calling 1-800-422-1494.

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