Johnson Lane Murder

Man shot dead in his Johnson Lane home.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies say 36-year-old Benjamin Oxley was murdered early Thursday morning. He died from a gunshot wound at his home on Wildhorse Lane.

All questions that remain unanswered. Terrified neighbors say the home had a history.

“The day before, there were cops there for somebody stealing property, so it’s a little scary in our neighborhood,” said Oxley’s neighbor, Bob Wilson.

This is two blocks from my house. I saw the police tape strung around the street this morning before the story had broken.

30 comments

  1. this was my uncle who died from this gun shot wound for some sorry ass mother fucker who needs to go to jail. my family is very sad from this and we wish for the best for my aunt. even though we never met her.we love you uncle ben. R.I.P..

  2. My uncle was not only a uncle, he was also a dad, son, brother, husband, and a friend to many. Its hard for everyone to wake up in the morning and know he is not going to be there, not being able to see his face anymore except in pictures, not being able to say hi to him or that we love him, and not being able to see him again untill we get to heaven. Everyone will be going through a hard time and will be missing him a lot, but just remeber that he is always with us even if we dont see him. My uncle was a great guy. He will be in everyones heart forever. WE LOVE YOU UNCLE BEN AND WE WILL MISS YOU. R.I.P.
    love always,
    vickie

  3. why didnt his wife wake up after having a shot gun go off just feet from her??? its a terrible thing to happen and i hope and pray the killer is caught and killed slow….he or she fucked up a lot of peoples lifes……pay back…you know the rest.

  4. Im sure who ever did this is reading everything he or she can reguarding this crime both in the paper, on t.v. and the computer….rest assured…you will be found..you better pray that the police get you before family and freinds, only a coward would kill someone in their sleep…just a parting thought…..remember this…someone knows you did this and sooner or later they will talk..so dont close your eyes….it would probably be alot better for you if you just turn yourself in but that would require some degree of remorse and guilt…i know what..ill give you the .32 cents for the bullet….DO THE RIGHT THING..OH YEAH…PUT PLASTIC ON THE FLOOR SO NOW ONE HAS TO CLEAN UP YOUR BRAINS…HURRY UP,,THE DEVIL IS WAITING FOR YOU…..

  5. AS BEN’S BEST FRIEND I WANT EVERY ONE TO KNOW THAT I AM ON A MISSION TO FIND THE MOTHER F****R THAT TOOK BEN FROM ALL OF US BEN’S FACE WILL BE EVERY WERE FOR YOU TO SEE. ON T.V. NEWS PAPERS STORE WINDOWS AND YOU WILL BE CAUGHT AND WHEN YOU ARE YOU WILL PAY FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE, AND REMEMBER YOU TOOK HIS BODY FROM US BUT WE ALL STILL LOVE HIM AND THAT YOU CAN NOT TAKE…..BEN’S LOVED ONES IN MINDEN NV

  6. COME ON PEOPLE…GIVE THIS A HOLE UP..YOU WONT BE A RAT, YOU WILL BE A HERO AND THE MONEY SURE COULD COME IN HANDY AND IF ITS NOW ABOUT THE CASH THEN DONATE THE MONEY TO A CHARITY….PLEASE,,,PLEASE MAKE THAT CALL…THEY DONT NEED TO KNOW YOUR NAME AND YOU WILL BE HELPING ALOT OF PEOPLE MOST IMPORTANTLY…YOURSELF…THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE…YOUR CONSCIENCE.

  7. Do you believe in karma? I do and i know the person or people who did this cowardly act will soon ( if they havent already ) get their karma by special delivery!! Im sure whos ever responsible for bens murder has done similar acts in their life by lieing, stealing and hurting people…probably your own family..come on, think really hard..you wernt always a piece of shit,,but you will end up dead or very miserable for the rest of your life, i bet you dream about alot…its never going to stop..so do the world and your family a favor…write a letter confessing to this crime, then kill yourself..please!!!!

  8. You know who you are. i know who you are. You best turn yourself in. If you do not you will be tortured. no kidding. straight dope man. He did not desereve this. It is time to go to The popo and confess, or you will be tortured. You know me. I know you. Kites are being flyed inside, so even if you end up in their, you will die a brutal slow death. Do it now.

  9. If you know who killed Ben…why don’t you call the police??? There is reward money….don’t wait for karma…..get it done and call the police……!!!

  10. Some one in the drug world knows why this happened and who did it. As of now it’s only a matter of time before these pushers need a way out of one of their sticky messes and will turn you over. It’s only a matter of time and time all all we got now that Ben’s gone. No one has asked this question, did his wife do it and if not was she apart of this,, only God the wife and the killer knows (or are they one in the same!!!!

  11. OK!!!! Anonymous person on December 12 2009, For the last time BEN DID NOT DO DRUGS and I am sick of people saying that, he was not and did not do drugs he was a heard working man that loved his wife daughter and his friends and family and NO NO NO NO his wife DID NOT KILL HIM DID NOT OK!!!!!!! I will tell you that his ex wife hated him with every inch in her body and that is the person who killed Ben I just wish I had something to give the .Douglas County Sheriff so she can spend every day in jail, you want to know how I know this because I knew Dawn(ex-wife) and Ben for years and she has always hated him just as much as she hated herself unfortunatly she killed Ben and not her self she hurt alot of people when she made that desistion she should have just killed herself and she would have hurt no one not even her kids they would be in a better place. LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH BEN xoxo JUSTICE WILL COME BEN SHE CAN’T GET AWAY WITH THIS FOREVER.

  12. WHAT A CROCK OF SHIT, DAWN DIDNT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THIS SENSELESS MURDER….JUST ASK YOURSELF, WHY DIDNT HIS WIFE WAKE UP FROM THE GUN FIRE OR THE SMELL OF BURNT BURNING GUN POWDER, AND GOING ALMOST IMMEDIATELY TO THE COURT HOUSE TRYING TO GET CUSTODY OF DAWNS DAUGHTER…NOT HER DAUGHTER……AS MY DADDY WOULD HAVE SAID “THAT DOG DONT HUNT” AND ALL DIVORCES ARE MESSY ESPECIALLY WHEN KIDS ARE INVOLVED AND YOUR HUSBUN BEATS YOU…AND THE DRUGS…DO THE MATH…..BEN HAD HIS GOOD QUALITIES AND HIS BAD ONES…SO, IF ANYONE HAS INFORMATION …PLEASE CALL THE COPS AND LETS GET THIS PRICK,,,,WHO EVER IT ENDS UP BEING.

  13. You can say it’s a crock of shit if you want to that’s just fine, and I do ask my self every day for almost 2 years why did his wife not wake up to the sound of a gun or the smell and when i do ask my self I also ask my self why is it that no one in the house woke up 2 other people where in that house when someone walked in and Murderd a sleeping man, and acording to every one neighbors should have heard that gun shot but no one did why? the bottum line is that Ben is dead and some one did do it, and In MY opinion Dawn knows who did it and they did it for her.

  14. I miss Ben so much and have a hard time trying deal with him not being in my life. I knew ben for the better half of my life, he was my “best friend” .Ben is alive in my heart and that is all that keeps me going.We are all very lucky to have known him. I feel the Sherrifs office IS doing the very best with what they have to work with. Time will tell.

  15. WELL, I AM WONDERING, DO YOU THINK DAWN HAD ANY THING TO DO WITH BEN’S DEATH NOW? HER ROOM MATE THEY GUY DAWN WAS HAVING SEX WITH 2 HOURS AFTER HER ROOM MATE KILLED BEN. A MAN THAT DID NOT EVEN KNOW BEN, BEN DID NOTHING, NOTHING AT ALL TO ANYONE. ALL BEN DID WAS LOVE HIS DAUGHTER AND DISLIKE HIS EX WIFE, COULD YOU IMAGEN HOW MANY PEOPLE WOULD BE DEAD IF YOU GOT MURDERED FOR JUST THOSE TWO THINGS. THIS IS NOT A HAPPY DAY FOR BEN’S LOVED ONES, IT’S LIKE LIVING FEB 21,2008 ALL OVER AGAIN, I AM IN SHOCK EVEN THO I KNEW THIS DAY WOULD COME, NOW DAWN NEED’S TO GO DOWN AND I FEEL FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO THINK DAWN HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS,BUT IT IS TIME YOU LOOKED AT THE BIG PICTURE, DAWN IS JUST AS TO BLAME IN BEN’S DEATH AS HER ROOM MATE/ HAD A PERSONAL RELATION SHIP.DEATH PENALTY DEATH PENALTY PLEASE!!!!! JUSTICE FOR BEN!!!! JUSTICE FOR BEN!!!!!!

  16. To all the stupid assholes out there that Stood up for Dawn Oxley is mistakenly wrong. The news that is surrounding is more then slapped in your god damn face. You need to now shut your fucking mouths and eat your words. Ben’s sister and others have done nothing but slam the innocent. Hmmmmmmm, makes me wonder was Ben’s sister involved as well??? You dumb bitch. How classy accusing people that she doesn’t even know on Americas most wanted. Ohhhh No excuse for you douche bag.. Even the drugs wont save you from this mistake. All of you are bigger idiots and now that is a proven fact. Due to jealousy and outrage an innocent man has lost his life. I hope that god will forgive you but highly doubtful. I cant wait till all of you Dawn supports rot the fuck in hell. I souly believe in Karma. What goes around will come around.

    • Man you must be flyin so high right now, being that you were so right…You are such a moron, who do you think you are? You have no right to talk shit about anyone! And for you to ridicule Bens sister and everyone else who stood by Dawn, just makes you look like a heartless BITCH who has nothing better to do then point your little finger yelling “I told you so!!!” I feel sorry for you!!! To think that any of your name calling and trash talking made you feel like you were the superior person. Well news flash… You look like an idoit, and ya you got some karma coming your way too.

  17. Ps. I will give public humiliation to Bens sister just as she has given to my family. BRACE YOURSELF BITCH!

  18. TO the guy who killed my uncle you hurt a lot of people and its not fair he didn’t do anything to you . and you had know right . i love my uncle a lot and thanks to you i will never get to see him again.i wish this never happened you also broke Melissa and Alyssa’s heart i think about it a lot and you took Melissa’s love of her life away and a little girls dad from her that makes me sick .and to you dawn you had know right ether i think you had something to do with it and so do a lot of other people if you really cared for Ben then why did you set people up to kill him oh wait i know because you didn’t care about my uncle…. I’m so surprised you think you could have gotten away with it .

  19. I JUST WANT TO SAY TO MY WHOLE FAMILY I LOVE YOU GUYS AND WE HAVE EACH OTHER. BEN IS IN HEAVEN WATCHING OVER ALL OF US… LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER. XOXOXO

    LOVE,
    B-GIRL

  20. Your sick is all you can worry about publically humailiating bens sister You sick BITCH. She is the only one wwho tryed to get any thing done. That poor girl hung all posters this is all Mellissa’s fault for wanting things the way she wanted them spoiled bitch. ben and dawn were fine with their child custody arrangennent,butno,Mellissa has to have things her way.wanted Ben and Alyissa all to her self Ben would be alive today if mellissa did nto keep getting to Ben to get full custody. Meliissa You are the murderer her not Dawn.RIP BEN

  21. You know what? Dont you dare threaten me. Yeah i stuck by Dawn and will remain. The whole truth is that if melissa would nave just left their custody alone then Ben would be alive actually MELLISSA rot in hell you are the murderer! You just had to have full custody huh/ Your the reason Ben is dead today so eat that, all you , friends, cindy and whoever think i publically humiliated you , you aint seen nothing yet.you better think about who your messin with. I have alot of bens friends and long time. open your eyes stupid, It is all mellissas fault Ben is dead.Aliyssa belongs t DAWN NOT MELLISSA bitch. As much as you open your legsyou cant get your own baby? geeze the whore and then their is whore!!!!!!

  22. I’m not sure who this anonymous guest on here is but get this straight right now you DO NOT IN ANY WAY EVER THREATEN ME MY NAME IS CINDY AND IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY TO ME HERE IS MY PHONE NUMBER 7753093881 AND IF THAT IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU I’LL GIVE YOU MY ADDRESS IF YOU HAVE THE BALLS TO CALL ME. AND GET SOMETHING ELSE STRAIGHT YOU DO NOT KNOW BEN BECAUSE IF YOU DID YOU WOULD KNOW DAMN WELL HE WANTED CUSTODY OF HIS DAUGHTER AND YOU WOULD ALSO KNOW THAT BEN’S SISTER IS NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO PUT UP POSTERS AND YOU WOULD KNOW THAT BEN HATED DAWN AS MUCH AS SHE HATED HIM AND GET SOMETHING ELSE STRAIGHT MELISSA DID NOT PULL THE TRIGGER THAT KILLED BEN. JAMES MATLEAN KILLED BEN, JAMES MATLEAN DID NOT HAVE A CAR TO GET TO BEN’S HOUSE JAMES DID NOT KNOW WHERE BEN LIVED JAMES DID NOT KNOW WHERE BEN’S BED ROOM WAS DAWN DID SO GET YOUR FUCKEN HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS. I WILL BE WAITING FOR YOUR PHONE CALL.

    • WOW!
      I am amazed by all you selfish jerks who just want to get your trash out for all to see!!! You are all pathetic fools!!! No one has even stated any concerns for these three children involved. It makes me sick to think that Dawn or Melissa may be in their lives. Not only for Ben’s daughter, but Dawn’s oldest daughter as well. My heart and prayers go out to those 3 children! I also extend my admiration to Dawn’s son for having the courage to do what’s right, even if it means that his mother may go to jail for the rest of her life. His could have not been an easy testimony… My prayers to the children.

    • Ok so who besides me, who is tired of Cindy Grahams self rightous bullshit? Cindy you only choose the side which suits you best! Get over yourself, and let the family heal!!! Justice will be served!!!! So you can shut your mouth!!! This is not about you… Your opion has been heard over and over again, we’re tired of you!!! I am ashmed that I ever knew you!

  23. ALONE aka ANN REED BEN’S SISTER, IF BEN COULD SEE YOU NOW HE WOULD BE SICK AND YOU KNOW IT. YOU ARE NO CHRISTIAN WOMAN AND IF YOU DON’T STOP BEING SELFISH AND ACTING A FOOL YOU WILL NEVER GET TO SEE BEN AGAIN, AND YOU KNOW WHAT I AM SAYING IS TRUE, YOUR A VERY SELFISH PERSON ANN REED AND BEN WOULD BE VERY HURT AT WHAT YOU ARE DOING, BEN HAD ALOT OF PEOPLE WHO LOVED HIM AND HE HAS ALOT OF PEOPLE WHO MISS HIM NOT JUST YOU.

    • This is to Ann… Stay strong and belive that the truth will be told! Don’t let these comments get you down!!! You are Ben’s blood!!! That is stronger then any of these so called Ben supporters… You stand strong, and all will work out!!!

  24. Done!!!!!! Who ever you are I am by far self rightous and I have no bull shit for any one, And In no way do I choose a side that suites me. I choose a side of Ben and no one elce. I choose a side of a man that was murdered because someone wanted him dead for no reason. Who ever you are make no mistake that I am on a side for Ben and his family and maybe no one has told you that you do not have to have the same blood in your body to love someone as much as my family loved Ben. And If you are ashamed that you ever knew me then I probably think the same way about you.

  25. Well if ann really was posting here i guess she had issues as much as dawn or the slime who pulled the trigger……or she was just guilt ridden over how she hurt melissa and alyssa with her lies (and defending dawn of all people) about melissa (insuating it was melissa who demanded ben get custody from an ‘amicable divorce’.
    judging from dateline that aired tonight, everyone knew dawn was unstable and a lousy mother…..and i guess ann was in denial. or she just hated melissa that much.
    or maybe the guilt from what she did to melissa and alyssa caused her to kill herself (july 2011)

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