Lincoln Police release surveillance of homicide suspects | Mother pleads for help

Published: Jul. 31, 2018 at 4:23 AM CDT
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Lincoln Police released surveillance footage Tuesday of the suspects they believe are responsible for a homicide in Lincoln.

LPD said the video was shot in infrared, so some of the colors are off.

Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to call the LPD tip line at 402-429-1774. Tips can be left anonymously.

LPD said the suspects forced their way into a home in the 1900 Block of Fairfield Street on July 31, and killed Jessica Brandon, who was 36-years-old.

Molly Goodyear, Brandon's mother, spoke to the media Tuesday morning.

Goodyear pleaded for the public's help finding those responsible.

"I just want anybody out there that knows anything that can help find these people that killed my daughter, would you please come forward and give her some justice?" Goodyear said.

Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister said previously the crime was not a random act, and there is no ongoing threat to the public.

Authorities also said the intruders were not known to the family of Brandon.

LPD responded to reports of gunshots in the 1900 Block of Fairfield Street in north Lincoln around 3:45 a.m. on Tuesday.

When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered a woman had been shot, and family members were performing life-saving measures on the victim.

LPD said four children and three adults were in the home at the time of the shooting, including the victim. One of the adults was Brandon’s significant other, Bliemeister said, and another was the mother of her significant other.

Brandon was transported to the hospital where she died shortly before 5 a.m.

No arrests have been made in the shooting.

Friends of Brandon said she was a Lincoln Northeast "cheer mom" and always had a smile on her face.

A Lincoln Northeast graduate, Brandon worked at Allstate Insurance. Friends say she would light up any room and had more friends than anyone could count, but most importantly, she cherished her family.

Now, friends and family are trying to figure out how to move forward knowing she's no longer here.