On July 1, 2019, a homicide occurred at Crystal Springs Park just southwest of Fairbury. 

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was notified of the possible crime on the evening of July 4. Possible suspect vehicles and subjects were developed over the next 24 hours. 

On the evening of July 5, a suspect vehicle was located, driven by Trey Saathoff, of Diller. He was initially arrested for possession of a controlled substance. The investigation led to the discovery of the crime scene, which located and processed on July 6. On Sunday, July 7, suspects Jerry Gilbert and Caitlyn Grable were arrested after a brief standoff in Fairbury.

On Monday, July 8, the homicide victim was located on a country road south of Endicott. The victim has now been identified as Marc C. Jarrell, 28, of Lincoln.

On Tuesday, July 9, Realidy Schram was arrested and on Wednesday, July 10, Logan Evans, 20, of Beatrice was arrested, both on charges of being an accessory to 2nd degree murder.

The investigation remains ongoing. Here is a full summary of arrests in relation to this case.

  • Jerry Gilbert – 2nd degree murder, use of a weapon to commit a felony, felon in possession of a firearm, tampering with evidence, improper disposal of human remains
  • Caitlyn Grable – accessory to 2nd degree murder, possession of a controlled substance, assault, tampering with evidence
  • Trey Saathoff – accessory to 2nd degree murder, possession of a controlled substance, tampering with evidence
  • Realidy Schram – accessory to 2nd degree murder
  • Logan Evans – accessory to 2nd degree murder