The manner of deaths of the couple killed from an explosion in their southeast Lincoln home in August of 2017 is determined now to be a homicide/ suicide. Jimmy Jasa is accused of killing his wife Jeanne Jasa and then committing suicide in the explosion at their home at 5601 South 78th Street.
Chief Jeff Blimeister says their deaths were originally listed as undetermined on their death certificates by Lancaster County Attorney Pat Condon until investigators could fully analyze forensic evidence, seek expert analysis, review autopsy reports, and follow-up on any new information. Chief Bliemeister says that after a final review of the evidence..the investigation concluded that the intentional actions of Jimmy Jasa led to the death of Jeanne Jasa.
The incident also caused serious damage to numerous properties in that southeast Lincoln neighborhood. Building and Safety determined that two homes had to be razed, including the site of the explosion. The occupancy of four additional homes sustaining severe damage had to be razed, including the site of the explosion. The occupancy of four additional homes sustaining severe damage was restricted until comprehensive restoration could be made. Those living in twelve more homes reported damage significant enough to require building permits. At least sixteen other residences had damage requiring repair. Overall, Building and Safety documented a wide range of damage involving a total of 34 homes.