Suspect arrested in 2013 Omaha homicide in Tucson

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – The Omaha Police Cold Case Squad announced Friday that a suspect in a 2013 murder was in custody in Arizona.

Bernard Turner, 25, was arrested in Tucson awaiting extradition to Omaha to be charged with the murder of Julius Vaughn near Street 23 and Vinton on October 18, 2013.

A first degree murder warrant was issued against Turner on November 12, according to a release from the Omaha Police Department. He is in custody in Tucson and will be extradited to Omaha shortly and booked in Douglas County Corrections, the release states.

The deputy OPD boss Kanger praised the work of the Cold Case Squad in the press release.

“It is vital to continue working on these cases and have the help of the community. It is extremely important to hold individuals responsible for these heinous acts, ”he said. “We will always work hard for the families and the community and want them to know that we are doing everything we can to resolve these cases.”

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