Officer Jill McCandless

Officer Jill McCandless

A Gothenburg, Nebraska, police officer and her husband died this weekend in an apparent murder-suicide, according to Dawson County Attorney Elizabeth Waterman.

Officer Jill McCandless, 53, and her husband, Jeff, 52, were found dead in their home Saturday evening by a relative, Waterman said in a statement.

Autopsies have been scheduled, and the investigation is ongoing.

Jill McCandless had served on the Gothenburg Police Department since 2010, becoming the third woman on the force, according to a story posted by the Gothenburg Leader.

The Nebraska State Patrol is in charge of the investigation, and the Dawson County Sheriff's Office and Gothenburg Police Department assisted at the scene.

Sign up for York News Times Email Alerts

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.