Three Found Dead Outside Rural Fredonia Home
Update: Authorities release the name of three people found shot dead outside of a home near Fredonia, KS.
Russell Blevins, 43 Eva Blevins, 43 Jacob Traylor, 19 Russell and Eva are married, and Traylor is Eva’s son.
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The Wilson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the deaths of three people found in the backyard of a rural Fredonia home. According to Sheriff Pete Figgens dispatch was called about a welfare check last night to a home on 1400 Road Northwest of Fredonia. When deputies arrived they found the bodies of two men and one woman in the backyard. Two of them had been living in the home. The bodies have been sent to Kansas City for autopsies. Investigators say a handgun was found near the bodies and they are not looking for a suspect. The sheriff says it’s a shock for such a small community.
“The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office and myself offer our condolences to the family members of the loss of these individuals. And we’re all a small county and we know a lot of these individuals who live within our county and we feel their pain just as well,” says Sheriff Higgins.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is assisting with the death investigation. Details of the deaths or the names of the victims have not been released.