Autopsy scheduled for man killed on boat at Branched Oak Lake, search for suspect continues

The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting at Branched Oak Lake that left one man dead.
Published: Jul. 21, 2022 at 11:01 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 21, 2022 at 8:28 PM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said an autopsy is scheduled for the man who was shot and killed on a boat at Branched Oak Lake Tuesday night.

Sheriff Terry Wagner said an autopsy was scheduled to take place on Thursday for 42-year-old Benjamin J. Case.

According to investigators, Case was socializing on his boat with friends when a man walked from the dock onto the boat.

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Sheriff Wagner said as of Thursday morning, investigators are continuing to examine evidence gathered at scene and process evidence.

At this time there are no identifiable suspects, according to Sheriff Wagner, however deputies believe the suspect was driving a maroon colored vehicle, though there’s no word yet on its make or model.

Authorities are still conducting interviews and have not released a description of the suspect.

Anyone with information should call LSO at (402) 441-6500 or Crime Stoppers (402) 475-3600.

Ashley Lamoureux, the mother of Case’s 18-year-old daughter, set up a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses.

Friends and family of Ben Case gathered at Branched Oak Lake Wednesday night. Around 75-100 people came together to remember a man many describe as a “carefree, fun and caring soul, who was willing to give a helping hand to anyone in need.”

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