Created: Thu, 14 Nov 2013 06:03:00 CST
Updated: Fri, 15 Nov 2013 09:59:44 CST
Just hours after Todd Elsbernd's death in Grand Island, a woman was found dead outside her Buffalo County home.
Her Thursday death is now being investigated as a murder.
Authorities aren't confirming if there's any connection to Elsbernd's death Wednesday.
The Buffalo County attorney's office says 58-year-old Nancy Petersen was shot to death; her body discovered just outside her home on Long Island Road, which is southwest of Kearney.
Authorities say the initial investigation indicates it was not a random act.
In fact, preliminary evidence suggests the victim was familiar with her assailant.