Sheriff’s Office identifies woman killed in Butler County

Suspicious death investigation underway in Gordon, KS
Published: Aug. 27, 2022 at 8:19 PM CDT
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BUTLER COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) - Update Aug. 30: The Butler County Sheriff’s Office has identified a woman shot and killed near the town of Gordon on Saturday as 51-year-old Christina Bingham of rural Augusta.

Update Aug. 29: A 56-year-old man has been arrested in the shooting death of a 51-year-old woman near Gordon on Saturday morning. The Butler County Sheriff’s Department said the man, whom they did not identify, is expected to be charged with first-degree murder. The victim was also not identified.

A person called 911 Saturday and told dispatchers that a family member had contacted them, saying they had shot another person in the home. After deputies unsuccessfully attempted to contact someone inside the home, they began treating the situation as a barricaded subject. The Butler County Tactical Team was deployed to the home.

After more unsuccessful attempts to contact someone inside the home, the tactical team entered the home and took the 56-year-old man into custody. They also found the victim, who appeared to have a gunshot wound.

The case is being investigated as a murder. Again, the names of the victim and the suspect are being withheld until next of kin can be notified.

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office says a body was found in a home near the 7900 block of SW 163rd St. near Gordon, Kansas, Saturday morning.

Sheriff Sergeant, Robert Albert, says they’re investigating the death as suspicious and waiting for autopsy results to determine the cause of death.

Neighbors in the area say they’re stunned something like this happened in the town.

“It can happen anywhere. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a big city or out in the country. Things happen,” David Stephens, who lives near where the body was found, said.

The Butler County Sheriff’s Department says more information about the incident is expected to be released on Monday.