Officials Announcing Resolution to 1930’s Boone County Murder

ALBION – The results of an investigation into a 1930’s Boone County murder of a sheriff and constable, will be announced on Tuesday in Albion.

Officials say in a press release that the office of the office of the Attorney General will announce a resolution in the case, which involved Boone County Sheriff Lawrence I. Smoyer and  Count Constable William Wathen.

On June 17th, 1937, the two men were shot and killed, while investigating a suspicious vehicle and trespassing complain in a cattle pasture north of Albion, roughly 25 miles, says the press release. A joint investigation began in 2014 between the Attorney General and Seward County Sheriff’s Office to bring the case to a close, says the press release.

The announcement will take place at the courthouse at 1 p.m. and News Channel Nebraska will have comprehensive coverage of the event. NCN will be live on Facebook prior, and shortly after to recap the findings of the investigation, in addition to a comprehensive story on the announcement.

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