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Updated Rural Plattsmouth Homicide Investigation



Cass County Sheriff Wm. C. Brueggemann announces that in the afternoon of Thursday, August 25, 2022, at 3:11 p.m., Cass County Deputies were dispatched to 9301 Highway 75, a residence south of Plattsmouth for a possible disturbance.  The 911 caller, a short time later, reported a small fire in the living room and an adult female was laying on the floor. 

Upon arrival, at 3:20 p.m., the deputies found the fire to have been extinguished and located Mary D. Blackwell (55) on the floor with blood around her.  Deputies observed multiple lacerations on Blackwell and a fatal stab wound in the chest caused by a knife.  Blackwell was pronounced deceased at 3:20 p.m.  Her next of kin were notified.

Jabari D. Parsons (18) was located at the scene, arrested, and transported to the Cass County Jail and booked on the charges of Murder first degree and Murder second degree.

Douglas County Crime Scene Investigation unit was requested and responded to assist in the collection of evidence and documentation of the crime scene.  An autopsy has been ordered and will be conducted on Friday, August 26, 2022.

This investigation is ongoing and as more information becomes available, it will be published.   

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