Police: Man reported missing in February was homicide victim

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man reported missing in February in Omaha was a homicide victim, police said Thursday.

Police in Council Bluffs, Iowa, took a missing person report on Joseph Hellman, 37, on Feb. 21. He was last seen in Omaha and the report was referred to Omaha police.

An Omaha police report states that investigators determined Joseph Hellman, 37, was killed on Jan. 29 in Omaha, according to the Omaha World-Herald.

Omaha police said investigators understood that Hellman died under suspicious circumstances but they couldn't classify it as a homicide until this week.

Police said they have a person of interest in custody on unrelated charges, and detectives don't believe there is a threat to the public.

Hellman's body hasn't been located, police said.