Mo. Valley woman victim of NE homicide

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December 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

EWING, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two homicide victims whose bodies were found after a fire destroyed a mobile home near Ewing in northeast Nebraska. Antelope County Attorney Joe Abler on Monday identified them as 25-year-old Victoria Lee, of Missouri Valley, Iowa, and 30-year-old Gabino Vargas, of Omaha.

Abler also says 33-year-old Matthew Hinrichsen, of Ewing, has been charged with arson and two counts of first-degree murder and remains jailed. Court records don’t list the name of Hinrichsen’s attorney. The Nebraska State Patrol says a 911 call early Saturday morning reported a domestic dispute. Another call reported a fire at a mobile home in the same area. The two bodies were found in a bedroom of the home. Another man escaped the flames, and he was released after questioning.