Stepdad Charged with Killing 8-Year-Old Nebraska Girl

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Prosecutors have charged a western Nebraska man with killing his 8-year-old stepdaughter.

Court documents say 32-year-old Salvador Carlos Lopez was
charged with first-degree murder Friday in the death of Kerra
Wilson. Investigators found Kerra's body Thursday evening in a
rugged area of Sioux County after a rancher reported seeing
something suspicious.

Police spent much of Wednesday and Thursday searching for the
girl after Lopez and her mother reported her missing. Lopez had
claimed he dropped her off at school Wednesday but investigators
don't believe that.

A Nebraska State Patrol investigator says in court documents
that Lopez admitted killing his stepdaughter after her body was
found.

Lopez is scheduled to make his initial court appearance Monday
morning.


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