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Posted on: July 16, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Hays PD Media Release: Suspect Found Deceased

Don Scheibler
Chief of Police
Hays, KS

Jeff Ridgway
Hays Police Department
(785) 625-1030

DATE: July 16, 2019

SUBJECT: Suspect Found Deceased

On July 14, 2019 the Hays Police Department received a report of a possible aggravated burglary and sexual assault in the SW part of Hays that had occurred during the early morning hours of July 14, 2019. Law Enforcement's investigation identified a possible suspect.

A search warrant was obtained from the Ellis County District Court to search the home of the suspect for evidence of the alleged crimes. The Hays Police Department’s Special Situation Response Team served the search warrant July 14, 2019 at 8:14pm, and found the suspect deceased from an apparent suicide.

The Hays Police Department and Kansas Bureau of Investigations are assisting the Ellis County Coroner’s Office with the death investigation. No further information will be released.

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