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(Neb)-Murder Parolee Arrested On Drug Charges

By: John Axtell Posted at: 03/18/2017 07:40 PM
A Panhandle man paroled in February of last year after serving more than 20 years in prison for a 1993 homicide where the victim's remains were found in a little-used corral on an abandoned farmstead in extreme southern Sioux County is back in custody.

      45 year old Travis Buechler of Minatare was arrested Wednesday evening for possession of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

      Court documents show that a police officer saw a suspicious meeting between Buechler and another man in the parking lot of a Scottsbluff convenience store, which led to a search of Buechler's car.

       The search turned up a digital scale and small plastic bags that tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine and marijuana.

        Buechler was convicted of 2nd-degree murder for the 1993 killing of ranch hand Efrain Hernandez, whose skeletal remains weren't found until the following year.
       While in jail on an unrelated count nearly a year after the discover of the remains, Buechler confessed  that he shot Hernandez multiple times because he was upset over a big drug delivery. He was sentenced to 10-40 years in prison and had to be released on parole last year under good rules.


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