• Tue. Jan 19th, 2021

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office identifies real estate agent found dead in a house Tuesday

A man was found dead at a home near 193rd and Q Tuesday.Captain Eric Sellers with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Michael “Mickey” Sodoro. Sodoro was a real estate agent and worked for NP Dodge.”It’s kind of creepy, kind of scary knowing a murder’s happened in our neighborhood,” said neighbor Becki Stolp.Authorities said Sodoro never came home Monday night. Sellers said his family filed a missing persons report and told deputies he went to the west Omaha home to show the property to potential renters.Deputies with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office discovered his body inside the home Tuesday morning and declared his death as being investigated as a homicide. Sodoro’s car was found abandoned blocks away from the home.”You’ll probably see posts right now that he came here and met with somebody and I think people think that’s a suspect,” said Sellers. “We’re looking into that but we can’t even tell you if that’s a suspect. Could’ve been somebody that knew him that came here. We don’t know at this point.”Sellers said there is currently no suspect in custody and that they are currently interviewing people of interest.Sellers added that as a safety precaution, realtors should visit the homes in pairs and not show properties alone.Neighbors told KETV NewsWatch 7 that the owners of this home moved out the week before Christmas and that it’s been empty ever since aside from Sodoro visiting every now and then. “I feel for the family, especially around Christmastime,” said neighbor Brian Stolp. “The loss and everything — that’s unexpected. That’s something you don’t expect.”

A man was found dead at a home near 193rd and Q Tuesday.

Captain Eric Sellers with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Michael “Mickey” Sodoro. Sodoro was a real estate agent and worked for NP Dodge.

“It’s kind of creepy, kind of scary knowing a murder’s happened in our neighborhood,” said neighbor Becki Stolp.

Authorities said Sodoro never came home Monday night. Sellers said his family filed a missing persons report and told deputies he went to the west Omaha home to show the property to potential renters.

Deputies with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office discovered his body inside the home Tuesday morning and declared his death as being investigated as a homicide. Sodoro’s car was found abandoned blocks away from the home.

“You’ll probably see posts right now that [say] he came here and met with somebody and I think people think that’s a suspect,” said Sellers. “We’re looking into that but we can’t even tell you if that’s a suspect. Could’ve been somebody that knew him that came here. We don’t know at this point.”

Sellers said there is currently no suspect in custody and that they are currently interviewing people of interest.

Sellers added that as a safety precaution, realtors should visit the homes in pairs and not show properties alone.

Neighbors told KETV NewsWatch 7 that the owners of this home moved out the week before Christmas and that it’s been empty ever since aside from Sodoro visiting every now and then.

“I feel for the family, especially around Christmastime,” said neighbor Brian Stolp. “The loss and everything — that’s unexpected. That’s something you don’t expect.”