UPDATE: Coffeyville death investigation confirmed as homicide

Homicide investigation in Rooks county
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COFFEYVILLE, Kan. – Authorities rule a death investigation as a homicide and make an arrest in connection to the case. They have not positively identified the victim yet.

On Wednesday, April 28, around 5:50 p.m., a resident called the Coffeyville Police Department to request a welfare check of a person at 1709 S. Spruce St. in Coffeyville.

Police arrived at the home and found a man dead inside. According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, due to the state of decomposition, the man has not been positively identified yet.

The KBI is assisting the Coffeyville Police Department in the case.

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After an autopsy, the victim’s death was ruled a homicide.

Authorities are still investigating. They did arrest one person this afternoon, April 30, in connection to the case. The KBI says authorities arrested 37-year-old Jennifer R. Garnett, of Coffeyville, for burglary, theft, forgery and criminal use of a credit card. The KBI has not released any additional details on the arrest.

Anyone with information related to this homicide is asked to call the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME or the Coffeyville Police Department at 620-252-6160.