UPDATE: Human Remains in Cuming Identified

CUMING, NE — Authorities in Cuming County have released the identity of the man whose body was found in a residence north of Bancroft Saturday.

The remains were found in a rural area west of Rosalie have been confirmed as 64 year old Ernest Warnock after an autopsy was released. Officials said Monday the area was described as a crime scene.

Investigators from the Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska Fire Marshal’s Office, Thurston County Sheriff and the Cuming County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

Cause of death is not being released at this time. The investigation into his death and fire at his home is under investigation.

The NSP had said officials described the area as a “crime scene.”

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