$5,000 reward offered in SE Kansas murder case

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) Update Jan. 23:

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Tuesday signed an executive order issuing a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect or suspects in the death of a 33-year-old Miami, Okla. woman

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says it is investigating Cindy "Pinky" Easom's murder with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation

The sheriff's office says Easom was last seen in Baxter Springs at about 6 a.m. Dec. 7. Investigators believe Easome was in Miami, Okla. in the hours before she was in Baxter Springs, the sheriff's office says.

The sheriff's office says Easom was found alive with multiple gunshot wounds to the head at about 9 a.m. Dec. 7 in the Card Creek area near Elk City. She died from her injuries a short time later.

Anyone with information that could help investigators solve this case is asked to call 620-330--1000 or 1-800-KS-CRIME.

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Dec. 8 update

Update: The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has identified a woman found by hunters on Thursday as 33-year-old Cindy "Pinky" Ann Easom from Miami, Okla.

The sheriff's office says it received many calls with information on the identity of Easom in the last 24 hours.

"It is a tremendous help when the community comes forward with information," said Sheriff Robert Dierks.

Investigators from Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and KBI are currently investigating Eason's death as a homicide.

Dierks asks for the public's patience as the investigation continues and to give the family privacy as they mourn the loss of their loved one.

Anyone with information that could help investigators is asked to call Montgomery County Sheriff's Office at 620-330-1000.
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Original story from Dec. 7

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office needs help to identify a woman whose body was found on Thursday at the Card Creek camping area.

Hunters called 911 after they saw the woman floating in the water about a quarter of a mile south of the boat ramp.

When sheriff's deputies and Independence paramedics arrived at the scene, they boarded the hunter’s boat and were taken to the location where the woman was last seen.

Paramedics loaded the woman into the boat. She was taken to Labbette Health Hospital in Independence where she was pronounced dead.

Investigators from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the KBI are investigating the woman's death as a homicide. They released photos of tattoos on the woman's body.

Anyone who has information about her death is asked to call the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 620-330-1000.