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Officials: Nebraska slaying victim was from Arizona

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Sketch of Jose Luis Quintero Sketch of Jose Luis Quintero

ASHLAND, Neb. (AP) - Officials say they've verified the name of an Arizona man whose body was found burning in an eastern Nebraska farm field ditch.

Sarpy County Sheriff's Capt. Monte Daganaar said Tuesday that investigators think Jose Luis Quintero, of Phoenix, was dead when his body was dumped into the ditch early on Sept. 24.

The body was found by farmers as they checked out smoke between their fields near Linoma Beach. The old resort sits east of Ashland on the east side of the Platte River, alongside U.S. Highway 6.

Police believe three suspects were involved in the murder and they haven't been found.

Investigators are still going through phone calls, text messages and cell activity to find out what happened.

No arrests connected to Quintero's slaying have been reported.

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