NPD identifies man whose body was found in chimney
NORFOLK, Neb. -- The Norfolk Police Division released an update on the body found in the chimney.
Police said that the body recovered on Oct. 19, has been identified by scars, marks, tattoos, and an identification card found with the victim.
The victim was identified as 29-year-old Zachariah Andrews of Norfolk.
NPD said they have had regular contact with Andrews' family since the start of the investigation.
A timeline of events start with Sept. 16 at 3:17 p.m. when NPD got a call from a resident of 1414 S Third St.
NPD said the resident reported that he heard a man yelling for help, and it appeared to be coming from the first floor.
Two officers reportedly responded and had contact with the reporting person at his apartment.
It was reported by the resident that there was yelling about three to four minutes before officers got there, but he couldn't hear it anymore.
NPD said the caller was told to call back if he heard the yelling again.
The responding officers said they had contact with three more residents, including the apartment bellow the person who called it in. It was reported that no one else heard the yelling.
Police said that there was a loud TV playing in an apartment that officers checked with.
On Sept. 20, Andrews got parking warning for his vehicle that was parked in the 300 block of Northwestern Ave.
NPD said there was a missing person report taken on Oct. 3, and he was entered into the national database of missing persons.
It was reported that Andrews was last seen Sept. 15 around 12 p.m. in the 1200 block of W Norfolk Ave.
This is an ongoing investigation and additional information will be released as it comes available.