• The body of Richard Felsing, 54, was found by a crashed Cadillac in a creekbed outside Lincoln, Nebraska
  • He was reported missing Saturday after reportedly failing to return home in Crete after a party in Lincoln
  • Police said he was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt and suspect alcohol played a role

Police in Nebraska believe they found the body of a man who had recently gone missing.

The body of Richard Felsing, 54, was reportedly found around 8:30 p.m. Saturday near Lincoln, Nebraska. He was reported missing earlier in the day by friends to the Crete Police Department after he hadn’t returned home from a party on Friday. Felsing was pronounced dead at the scene and was identified by police in the city of Crete.

Crete police are reportedly working with the Lincoln Police Department on the investigation. The two cities are 25 miles apart.

After he was reported missing, Crete police reached out to surrounding authorities for help with the search for Felsing. While police were able to ping Felsing’s phone, officers reportedly couldn’t find the exact location.

Lancaster County police said it was called after a passerby reportedly spotted a crashed car off the side of the road by a creek just outside Lincoln. The car was confirmed to be Felsing’s 2004 Cadillac SRX and his body was found by the car.

Police said the car skidded off the road and fell 10 feet into the creek. Felsing reportedly was not wearing his seatbelt and investigators said they suspected alcohol played a role in his death.

An autopsy was scheduled for the week to confirm the cause of death but the car was not reportedly submerged in the creek.

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