Colfax County Board of Commissioners Member Found Dead

RICHLAND – A member of the Colfax County Board of Commissioners was found dead in Richland on Tuesday morning.

Colfax County Attorney Denise Kracl says that the body of 60-year-old Jeffrey Bauman was found lying in a yard in the 300 block of Tilden Street in Richland. Law enforcement officials arrived on the scene, where Bauman was pronounced dead.

Along with the Colfax County Sheriff’s Department, the Nebraska State Patrol was called in to investigate. Foul play is not suspected, and an autopsy has been ordered.

Bauman was a lifelong resident of Colfax County, and was elected to the Colfax County Board of Commissioners District 1 seat in January of 2017. Bauman’s seat was not up for re-election for another two years.

Anyone with information that would assist the investigation is encouraged to contact the Colfax County Sheriff’s Department at (402) 352-8526.

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