By Alyssa Johnson
Nebraska News Service 

Crime scene cleaners tackle aftermath with compassion


December 28, 2023

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Employees with Bio-One travel to each job location in undisclosed vans to keep a low-profile and protect the privacy of their customers. The Nebraska location has two different vans, including one that is kept empty for removals, such as hoarding situations. The other contains large fans, gloves, respirators and other sterilizing equipment.

Content advisory: This article discusses sensitive topics, including suicide. Reader discretion is advised.

No one told Kristine Cecava that one day her job would lead her to cleaning up the scene of a suicide. Yet when the time came, she knew what needed to be done to help support the deceased's family.

Cecava, a former district judge and county attorney in Cheyenne County, was called to a crime scene at the home of a friend's son where he committed suicide. In sparsely populated areas, part of a county attorney's duties entails serving as a county coroner. However, after the body had bee...

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