Woman’s body found, suspect’s extradition pending

OMAHA, Neb. -- A homicide investigation started after the Omaha Police Department Homicide Unit had been notified by Council Bluffs PD that they had located a deceased female, 23-year-old Leah Verratti, in Fairmont Park on Tuesday. 

Police say that after investigating, it was determined that the homicide of Verratti happened in Omaha. It was determined that the male suspect, 46-year-old Ralph Bullard, was in custody at the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office in Leavenworth, KS on unrelated charges. 

OPD Homicide Detectives started an investigation that led them to locating the crime scene at a storage unit parking lot on the Bil-Den Glass property at 6110 Irvington Road. 

Police say that both the Council Bluffs Police Department and Omaha Police Department collaborated in the investigation and were able to obtain an arrest warrant against Bullard for second-degree murder, use of a weapon to commit a felony, possession of a stolen firearm and theft unlawful taking - a stolen vehicle. 

The extradition of Bullard from Leavenworth to Omaha is pending. 

 

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