A stolen shotgun was recovered in East Lincoln Wednesday afternoon.

Lincoln Police say just after 5 p.m., a 75-year-old woman found the gun buried in dirt at her home near 84th and A streets. After LPD ran the serial number, they found the gun had been reported stolen from a nearby home back in August 2018.

Information Officer Angela Sands told KFOR News four handguns, a shotgun, and a rifle were reported stolen from a home near 84th and A streets nearly a year and a half ago. Since the burglary, the shotgun and the rifle have been recovered.

Police are investigating the shotgun for fingerprints and evidence but say it had been in weathered conditions for some time.