Burglary Suspect Found Dead in Cozad Canal

By: Courtesy: Dawson County Sheriff's Office
By: Courtesy: Dawson County Sheriff's Office

The body of a missing burglary suspect was recovered by the Gothenburg Police.

Officers recovered the body of 34-year-old James Houchin of Gothenburg. Houchin was found in the Cozad Canal just outside the city limits of Gothenburg.

Gothenburg Police were investigating a burglary complaint and Houchin was a suspect. On July 3, Houchin was listed as a missing persons and an arrest warrant was issued for burglary.

The initial autopsy cause of death was Asphyxiation by drowning.


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