LINCOLN, Neb. -- In a press conference on Wednesday, Assistant Chief Jason Stilley announced the name of the unknown victim in the string of Lincoln homicides last week.

Stilley said the unknown body was that of 49-year-old Ronnie Patz.

Stilley also gave a timeline of events for the two homicides from Aug. 29 through Sept. 1.

Officials said LPD believed the unknown body, later identified as Patz, was killed on Aug. 29 and on Aug. 30/Aug. 31, 61-year-old Ronald George was believed to be killed between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.

According to Stilley, George's body was found on Aug. 31 around 2:00 a.m. in a field northwest of 3rd St. and P St., and later that day, around 9:00 p.m., William Wright was taken into custody and arrested for the second-degree murder of George.

The press release said Patz's body was found on Sept. 1 near NW 12th St. and West Bond St. after investigators gained information that led them there. They believed the two incidents were related and began to investigate Patz's death as a possible homicide.

Officials said the information also led the officers to the City of Lincoln landfill, near Highway 77 and Bluff Road and they believed that crucial evidence to the investigation was in that area. Investigators from the LPD and Crime Scene Investigators will be on scene for an unknown amount of time as they collect the evidence.

LPD said the landfill area is an active investigation and ask people to avoid the area. There will be video surveillance and law enforcement personnel around the area throughout the investigation.

Stilley said the LPD would like to extend their condolences to the victims' family and friends and ask the public to respect their privacy as they grieve the loss of their loved one.

According to authorities, both of the investigations are in the early stages and anyone with information regarding these incidents can come forward by calling 402.441.6000 or if they wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 402.475.3600.