Phelps county sheriff finds female body in cornfield near Funk

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FUNK, Neb. (KSNB) - Authorities are trying to identify a woman whose body was found in a cornfield near Funk Tuesday.

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The Phelps County Attorney said the body was found in a cornfield near the intersection of 739 and R roads about seven miles northwest of Funk.

People who live in the area said they are pretty alarmed by this.

"There is that sense of fear now. Plus, since we're away from urban areas, people who live out here are really on our own to defend ourselves," said Candice Nicholson of Funk.

Candice lives about two miles from where crews found the body.

She said it comes as a complete surprise because the community has always seemed safe to her and her kids.

Several agencies are investigating the matter. The Phelps County Attorney urges anyone with information about the woman to call 308-995-5692.

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