Arrest Made in Laurel Homicide Investigation

LAUREL- The Nebraska State Patrol arrested a suspect in connection with four homicides that occurred in Laurel early Thursday morning.

The investigation included two scenes on Elm Street in Laurel. Each scene included a residence with a fire. Once fire suppression efforts were complete, NSP Crime Scene Investigators were able to examine the scene. Investigators located three deceased victims at that location, each with suspected gunshot wounds. The victims have been identified as 86-year-old Gene Twiford, 85-year-old Janet Twiford, and 55-year-old Dana Twiford. All three were residents of the home. One deceased victim, 53-year-old Michele Ebeling, was located at 209 Elm Street. Physical evidence located at both scenes led investigators to identify a suspect as 42-year-old Jason Jones, who is a resident of Laurel. The NSP SWAT Team was apprehended in a bedroom, with severe burns. Jones was flown to a Lincoln hospital for treatment of his burn injuries. He is in custody at the hospital.

The investigation remains ongoing.