Murder weapon located

Authorities in Council Bluffs have found what they believe is the murder weapon in the death of 68 year old Richard Griffin. Earlier this week, 44 year old Scott Reed walked into the Nemaha County Sheriff’s office and stated he killed a man in Council Bluffs. Inside a home, police found the Griffin’s body, covered with a bed sheet containing sprayed messages referring to a hate crime. Reed also told authorities that he had used a baseball bat to kill Griffin and told them where it could be located. Police in Council Bluffs found a baseball bat sticking out of Big Lake and there apparently is evidence on the handle. Griffin was murdered Saturday but his body was not found until Monday.