Police said a worker found the body in an open grave at Graceland Park Cemetery near 42nd and L streets around 10 a.m. Police identified the victim as 19-year-old Melissa Rodriguez, of Omaha....
Cemetery officials confirmed there was only one open grave there at the time, and only one funeral service was scheduled to take place Thursday...[that of Kevin McIntyre who was] shot to death near 27th and Spencer streets on Aug. 4.
There is no known link between the discovery of the body and the scheduled burial.
Omaha police have taken a man in for questioning in the slaying of a 19-year-old woman.
Mikael D. Loyd, 19, is a person of interest in the killing of Melissa K. Rodriguez, said Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine.
Rodriguez's body was found Thursday in an open grave at a South Omaha cemetery, about a week after a warrant was issued for Loyd, her boyfriend.
Loyd was charged in the warrant with assaulting her in June. He is accused in court documents of leaving bruises on her arms and legs following an argument.
Police have not formally named Loyd as a suspect in the Rodriguez slaying. Her family declined to discuss the police investigation.
Rodriguez's family worried about her safety – so much so that they called police to report an abusive relationship...
Police did not say how Rodriguez was killed or whether she was slain at the grave site.
The grave was intended for another recent homicide victim — Kevin F. McIntyre, 28, who was shot and killed Aug. 4.
Authorities do not believe the McIntyre slaying and the body found Thursday are connected.
McIntyre's interment was postponed, as his burial plot became a crime scene with the familiar yellow tape.