3 arrests made in Hodgeman County homicide

HODGEMAN COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Hodgeman County Sheriff’s Office made three arrests connected to the murder of Bayron O. Diaz-Bautista.

Diaz-Bautista was found dead in a field in Hodgeman County on Oct. 1. The preliminary autopsy report revealed Diaz-Bautista died from gunshot wounds.

Emilio Nunez-Bahena, 26, Veronica Nunez, 24, and Emilio Nunez-Torrez, 45, were arrested Oct. 6 at approximately 12:30 a.m. in Larimer County, Colorado. The suspects are from Fort Collins, and were each arrested for first-degree murder. They were booked into the Larimer County Jail without bond. Extradition proceedings are expected.

The Kansas Attorney General’s Office will prosecute this case.
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Wednesday, Oct.3, 2018
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Hodgeman County Sheriff’s Office have identified the man found dead in a field in Hodgeman County Monday night as 21-year-old Bayron O. Diaz-Bautista.

The KBI says Diaz-Bautista was from the Fort Collins, Colorado area.

The results from his autopsy are still pending and the investigation continues.

Authorities have classified his death as a homicide.
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The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Hodgeman County Sheriff’s Office are investigating after a body was found Monday night in a field in Hodgeman County.

The Hodgeman County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call at 10:09 p.m. from a farmer who said he had located a body in his field.

Deputies responded and located a deceased Hispanic man approximately three miles West of Hanston, Kan., and East of the intersection of NE 225 Road and N Road.

The sheriff’s office requested KBI assistance around 10:45 p.m. Monday night. KBI agents and the Crime Scene Response Team responded to investigate.

The man has not been identified.

An autopsy will be conducted, and the case is being investigated as a homicide.