NE: Missing hunter found dead
December 22, 2009
Missing man found dead
VALPARAISO - An Omaha man who had been missing since he went pheasant
hunting Monday morning was found dead Tuesday in western Saunders County.
The body of Michael S. Odermann, 41, was found about 1 p.m. today about
eight miles north of Valparaiso by deputies from the Saunders County
Sheriff's Office, who had been searching for him.
Sheriff Kevin Stuckenholtz said Odermann was found on public hunting land
about 100 yards from where his 2004 GMC Denali was parked.
"He may have been the victim of a hunting accident," Stuckenholtz said.
An autopsy will be performed Wednesday.
According to Kari Hiepko-Odermann, Odermann left his home sometime around
8:15 a.m. on Dec. 21.
Although a conscientious employee, Odermann did not report to his
workplace as scheduled that day. When he did not come home that night, his
family became worried and contacted area law enforcement.
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