MACY, Neb. (KCAU) – Authorities in northeast Nebraska are currently investigating the death of a woman on the Omaha Reservation near Macy, Nebraska.
Family members have identified the woman as Ashlea Aldrich, 19, and say her body was found earlier this week in a cornfield.
According to the Thurston County Sheriff, their office is assisting the Omaha Tribal Police Department with the investigation. The FBI’s Omaha Field Office says they are aware of the situation, but could not confirm or deny that they were investigating the woman’s death.
The Omaha Tribe has put out a statement regarding the death and investigation.
The Omaha Tribe has suffered a tragic loss on the Omaha Reservation. We are so saddened to hear the passing of Ashlea Aldrich, an Omaha Tribal member and previous employee of Omaha Tribe. Ashlea was so sweet and kind, and always had a warm, welcoming attitude. On behalf of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, we are sending our greatest sympathies and condolences to the family of Ashlea, and all affected by her passing.
At this time, there is no further comment from the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska because of the ongoing investigation. We are working diligently to see that crisis counseling is available for our community.Omaha Tribe of Nebraska