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Nebraska State Patrol arrests Elwood woman for attempted murder plot

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An Elwood woman was arrested Monday after she allegedly plotted to have five people killed, according to the Nebraska State Patrol.

The investigation began last week when the Gosper County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a concerned citizen regarding suspicious comments made by the woman. The Gosper County Sheriff’s Office notified the State Patrol.

A Patrol investigator, working undercover, then contacted the woman, identified as Valerie Miller, 39, of Elwood. Following an online conversation, Miller agreed to meet the investigator in person.

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Valerie Miller

Late Monday afternoon, the undercover investigator met with Miller at an agreed-upon location in Lexington. During the meeting, the investigator learned that Miller was seeking to have five specific people killed. Miller then attempted to hire the investigator to carry out the murders.

Following the meeting, Miller drove for about 2 miles before troopers performed a traffic stop. She was taken into custody without incident. She's been lodged in Dawson County Jail for conspiracy to commit murder, five counts of attempted first-degree murder, and making terroristic threats.

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