A search continued Friday for a suspect in a double murder


October 5, 2013 - 12:00 AM

A search continued Friday for a suspect in a double murder at Eureka Wednesday night. A woman also was wounded and was reported Friday as being in stable condition in a Wichita hospital.
The suspect is Kevin Robert Welch, 35.
None of the victims has been identified. The deceased are a 54-year-old man and 52-year-old woman. The woman hospitalized is 26, and reportedly was the daughter of the murder victims.
Welch, a white male, is described as being 6 feet tall and weighing about 185 pounds. The suspect left the scene in a vehicle belonging to one of the victims that later was found in eastern Greenwood County.
Welch, considered armed and dangerous, is from Toronto in western Woodson County. His home was searched Thursday.
Allen County Sheriff Bryan Murphy joined in the search for Welch early Thursday.
He told the Register Welch was held in the Allen County Jail from Aug. 29 to Sept. 10 for kidnapping, aggravated assault and other charges in Greenwood County. He was released on $50,000 bond.
Anyone seeing or knowing of Welch’s whereabouts is encouraged to call 911.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is participating in the investigation, as well as several local agencies.

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