KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on arrests of three carnival workers in the deaths of a Kansas couple at a county fair. (all times local):
A probable cause affidavit says a carnival worker admitted to killing a Kansas couple at a county fair.
The suspect, Michael Fowler, told investigators that he shot Sonny and Pauline Carpenter of Wichita at the Barton County fair in Great Bend.
Investigators believe they were killed Friday. Their bodies were found Monday in a forest near Van Buren, Arkansas. The three suspects were arrested Tuesday in Van Buren
According to the affidavit released Thursday, Fowler told Van Buren police that Rusty Frazier and Kimberly Younger, also known as Myrna Khan, were with him when the couple was killed.
No charges have been filed in the Carpenters’ deaths. The affidavit does not discuss a motive for the killings.
CRAWFORD COUNTY, AR — Authorities have arrested three carnival workers in the deaths of two vendors who disappeared from the Barton County Fair and were found in a shallow grave in an Arkansas forest.
Police Cpl. Jonathan Wear says the three Kimberly Frazier (Aka Myrna Khan) , Rusty Frazier and Michael Fowler are jailed without bond in Van Buren, Arkansas, on suspicion of abuse of a corpse, felony theft and tampering with physical evidence in the deaths of Sonny and Pauline Carpenter of Wichita, Kansas.
No charges have been filed. The bodies were found Wednesday in the Ozark National Forest.
Wear says authorities believe the couple was killed Friday after meeting the carnival workers at the fair in Great Bend.
He says the suspects on Saturday drove the bodies 320 miles to Arkansas in the couple’s recreational vehicle.
-The Associate Press contributed to this report
GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say the bodies of a couple who recently disappeared from a Kansas fairground have been found in a shallow grave in northwest Arkansas.
Van Buren, Arkansas, police spokesman Jonathan Ware says the bodies were found early Wednesday near Natural Dam in Crawford County.
Police identified the victims as Alfred “Sonny” and Pauline Carpenter
Van Buren police took three people identified as Kimberly Frazier (AkaMyrna Khan) , Rusty Frazier and Michael Fowler. into custody after the bodies were found.
Barton County Attorney Amy Mellow said the victims disappeared from the county fairgrounds west of Great Bend in the last few days.
They were believed to be vendors at the fair.