Missing Neb. inmate convicted of second-degree murder has been found and hospitalized after crash

Published: Nov. 9, 2022 at 10:01 PM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KTIV) – An inmate who went missing Wednesday, Nov. 9, from the Community Corrections Center in Lincoln, Neb., is hospitalized following a crash.

According to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, an officer with the Lincoln Police Department notified the facility that Christopher Manzer was taken into custody Wednesday night following a collision with a semi-truck at Highway 2 and 13th Street. The collision was witnessed by a sheriff’s deputy shortly after 9 p.m.

Due to his injuries, Manzer was transported to a Lincoln hospital for treatment. Authorities indicated no one else was hurt.

Manzer failed to return to the facility Wednesday evening from his job in the community. He started his sentence on July 29, 1993. Manzer was sentenced 13 years and four months to life on charges out of Pierce County that include second degree murder, assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony. He had a parole board hearing scheduled for January 2023.

CCC-L is one of two community custody facilities operated by NDCS. Community custody is the lowest custody level and the least restrictive facility. Inmates are allowed to participate in work opportunities, attend school and religious services with prior approval and without direct supervision.


LINCOLN Neb. (KTIV) - A northeast Nebraska man, who pleaded guilty to the 1992 shotgun slaying of his father, has failed to return to a correctional facility in Lincoln, Nebraska.

47-year-old Christopher Manzer is serving a sentence of 13-years to life for second-degree murder out of Pierce County.

Officials with the Department of Corrections say Manzer didn’t return to the Community Corrections Center, in Lincoln, from his job in the community.

And, his electronic monitoring device was removed.

Manzer is a white man, is 5-feet 10-inches tall, weighs 177 pounds, and has brown hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone who knows where Manzer is should contact local law enforcement, or the Nebraska State Patrol.