Investigators Say Douglas Homicide Suspect Traveled From Texas To Mexico Before Capture

NEBRASKA CITY – During a briefing Monday morning, authorities provided a timeline regarding the double homicide at Douglas, including the arrest of Brindar Jangir of Sioux City on the border near San Diego.

Otoe County Sheriff Colin Caudill attended the briefing and spoke about special security provided at Douglas and for the family of Randal and Annette Grimes during a candlelight vigil and funeral.

Caudill: “Like most small communities across Nebraska, Douglas is a tightly knit community where everybody knows everybody and typically by first names. This has been a shock to the community and the surrounding communities. I think the people are a little more at ease now because of the capture of Brindar.”

Otoe County Attorney  David Partsch credited law enforcement for its investigation to this point and for the swift capture of Jangir.

Partsch: “We will pursue going through the extradition process. We expect that he will be appearing in court there in California either today or tomorrow hopefully.”

Investigators say through the Kurdish community they believe Jangir may have had contacts in a many different places. He obtained a BMW in Texas. He was captured trying to re-enter the United States on foot.

A timeline offered at the briefing.

March 12 – Jangir’s former domestic partner went to a domestic violence shelter.

March 19 – Jangir was served a protection order.

March 23 – Jangir obtained shotgun along with a dagger.

March 23 – Around 5:50 a.m., authorities responded to 100 Otoe Street in Douglas after a brief 911 call. Two bodies were found on the scene, as well as a shotgun and a dagger. Investigators arrived on scene and began the search for Jangir.

March 24 – Jangir acquired a 2006 Black BMW through a transaction in Texas.

March 30 – Jangir was taken into custody at a border crossing around 3:30 p.m. trying to re-enter the United States. He was lodged in San Diego County jail.

Authorities said Jangir is being charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of using a weapon to commit a felony.

Jangir is a naturalized U.S. citizen, who came here when he was 10 years old from the Kurdistan region of the Middle East.

When asked about Jangir’s movements between Texas and Mexico, an investigator said that authorities had learned from the Kurdish community that Jangir knew people in a lot of different places.