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KBI: Man arrested after body found in Crawford County

The Crawford County Sheriff's Office arrested Nicholas Carrillo on Jan. 15, 2021, for criminal...
The Crawford County Sheriff's Office arrested Nicholas Carrillo on Jan. 15, 2021, for criminal desecration of a body after a man was found dead on his property in Arcadia, Kan.(Crawford County Sheriff's Department)
Published: Jan. 14, 2021 at 7:42 AM CST
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ARCADIA, Kan. (KWCH) - The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday a man was arrested in connection with a local death investigation. The two agencies had been trying to make contact with 37-year-old Nicholas Adam Carrillo after a body was found at 111 S. Kansas in Arcadia, Kan.

On Jan. 13, at approximately 11:55 p.m., deputies from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office received a tip indicating that a body could be located on the property. Deputies went to the address and made contact with Carrillo. He then gave permission for them to look around the property. While searching, deputies discovered a deceased person in the backyard. Carrillo then ran from the property. The KBI was asked to assist on Jan. 14, at approximately 1 a.m. Special agents and the Crime Scene Response Team responded to Arcadia to investigate.

Carrillo was located on the evening of Jan. 15, in Arcadia. He was booked into the Crawford County Jail at around 10:10 p.m. Carrillo was arrested for criminal desecration of a body, possession of opiates, opium, narcotic drugs or certain stimulants, possession of drug paraphernalia, and interference with law enforcement. He is currently being held on a $15,000 bond.

The deceased is a man reported missing to the Kansas City Missouri Police Department (KCPD). Investigators believe the death occurred in Kansas City, Mo., and they will be conducting further investigation into the man’s death.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation are asking the public’s help in locating a person of interest in a recent death investigation.

Officials are looking for Nicholas Carrillo, 37. Carrillo is described as a 6′1″ white male that weighs approximately 275 lbs. with brown eyes and brown hair.

Carrillo was last seen at 111 S. Kansas in Arcadia wearing a white sleeveless t-shirt and black sweatpants. KBI said he fled the area on foot just before midnight Wednesday.

If you see Carrillo, or have information related his whereabouts, please immediately call the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME, or the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office at 620-724-8274.

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