Great Bend police find person of interest in man’s death

The Great Bend Police Department is looking for Elias Trejo as a person of interest in...
The Great Bend Police Department is looking for Elias Trejo as a person of interest in connection to a man's death.(Great Bend Police Department)
Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 4:37 PM CDT
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GREAT BEND, Kan. (KWCH) - Great Bend Police said they have found 36-year-old Elias Trejo, the person of interest in a homicide that occurred at the Best Western Sunday night.

Trejo was arrested Monday night without incident during a traffic stop. He was booked on second-degree murder and his bond was set at half a million dollars.

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Posted by Great Bend Police Department - Ks on Monday, July 19, 2021

The Great Bend Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate 36-year-old Elias Trejo.

Police say Trejo is a person of interest in the death of 39-year-old Micah Merryman-Scifres.

Around 11:53 p.m. on Sunday, police and Great Bend firefighters found Merryman-Scifres bleeding and not moving in the parking lot of the Best Western, 2920 10 St., in Great Bend. He died from his injuries.

Through the investigation, Trejo was identified as a person of interest, and has yet to be located. Trejo was last seen in a dark-colored four-door passenger car with unknown Texas license plates. The Merryman-Scifres’ family has been notified.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Great Bend Police Department at 620-793-4120 or Crime Stoppers at 620-792-1300.

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