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Authorities awaiting autopsy results in Grand Island murder case

Published: Aug. 4, 2020 at 11:00 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2020 at 3:24 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - An autopsy is being performed on the body of a man that police believed was assaulted and left to die in the yard of a house in east Grand Island.

Captain Dean Elliott told Local4 that a neighbor looked out his window Tuesday around 7 a.m. and saw a man’s body lying on the ground next to a fence at 303 East 14th Street. Elliott said they are investigating the suspicious death as a homicide because the victim’s body had injuries that were consistent with a recent assault. Police said the assault appeared to have happened at the scene.

The victim has been identified as Devlin R. Kenney, 37, of Grand Island. Police said an autopsy was being performed Wednesday on Kenney’s body. Local4 was in contact with the Hall County Attorney regarding the autopsy results. As of Wednesday afternoon, Grand Island police had not reported any arrests made in connection with the case.

If you have any information to aid police in their investigation, contact GIPD at 385-5400 or Crime-Stoppers at 381-8822.

The Grand Island Police Department was assisted by the Grand Island Fire Department, Nebraska State Patrol, and the Hall County Attorney’s Office.

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