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Murder Investigation Continues in a Rural Lancaster Community

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Nathan Moore

OMAHA (KPTM)- A man is in jail tonight, one day after a Lancaster County couple was discovered dead inside their home. Now police say that man could be connected with their murders.

"Scary, it's unexpected. I've lived here so long i didn't think anything like this could happen," said neighbor Kimberly Hughes.

But it did as the bodies of Steven and Carolyn Baily were found in the rural Lancaster County home yesterday. Neighbors say they went over to check on the couple after noticing their dogs were running loose.

Today Deputies say Brandon Crago is a person of interest in the case. Investigators say Crago was also arrested for several other crimes. "In a 5 hour period, this guy created a lot of mayhem," said Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner.

Investigators say Crago may be connected to reports of a vehilce stolen at gunpoint near 71st and morton early Sunday morning. Less than an hour later, police say the suspect stole a car at 40th and Agnew road in Lincoln. Then shortly after noon, investigators were called to the Baily's home. That's where they found the couple dead.

"Every hour that does by almost poses more questions than answers and we're going to slowly achieve those," said Wagner.

Those who live near the Bailys say the couple lived there for 15 years and describe them as good neighbors. "When we were little, me and my brother would go up there sometimes and we would play with their dogs. My parents were pretty good friends with them," said Hughes.

Now many neighbors are asking the same questions as police. "The most scariest is why that house? He could have picked any house anywhere, that's the scariest part," said Hughes.

Deputies say they're investigating yet another robbery that could be connected to Crago. They're also waiting for autopsy results. Investigators say so far it appears Crago was acting alone.

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