According to the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, a Nebraska couple who went missing in mid-January were discovered dead close to vehicle stuck on a maintenance road.
Almost 11 miles northeast of Kearney, Nebraska, on Saturday at 3:15 p.m., a citizen reported finding a car stuck on a road with minimal maintenance. 89-year-old Robert and 92-year-old Loveda Proctor of Aurora, who were reported missing on January 14, were found in the car, according to deputies.
The Proctors were among the two adults discovered dead in the vicinity of the vehicle, according to an initial investigation. No suspicion of wrongdoing exists.
Autopsies have been ordered by the Buffalo County Attorney’s Office.
The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, the Aurora Police Department, and the Kearney Police Department are all participating in the ongoing investigation.
The Aurora Police Department and other law enforcement organizations received numerous tips regarding the whereabouts of the Proctors after they went missing.
Grand Island Police reported in January that they had been able to confirm a sighting of the couple on January 11 at 8:15 p.m. near Faidley Avenue and Webb Road. In their blue 2007 Chrysler Pacifica, they were traveling.
The couple was spotted on January 12 at 1:02 a.m., according to video surveillance reviewed by Aurora Police in February. On the east side of Hastings, near Highway 6, they were seen at the Pump & Pantry.
More recently, the couple’s search was aided by the dive team Adventures with Purpose, a team of scuba divers who use sonar to find the missing.