UPDATE: Suspect in DougCo double homicide found in Kansas

He was taken into custody Wednesday

Posted

UPDATE: Casey Devol, the suspect in a Franktown double homicide, was located in Salina, Kansas on Wednesday.

"With the assistance of state and local authorities he was taken into custody without incident. He will be taken to local jail awaiting extradition," according to a release from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to keep an eye out for a man who they say was seen carrying a gun at the scene of a double homicide in southeast Douglas County.

Casey Devol, a Franktown resident, drives a 2001 Ford F-250 with the license plate 052XPI, and Sheriff Tony Spurlock said Wednesday that an arrest warrant for Devol had been issued, and he is considered armed and dangerous. Spurlock asks anyone who sees Devol or his vehicle to call 911.

“We believe that his behavior is very volatile and very dangeous, and he had multiple weapons with him at the time of the murder,” Spurlock said.

The two victims, a man and a woman, were found in a garage by a home on Russellville Road and appeared to have been killed by gunshots. 

Devol, 29, was seen on a video near the home where the victims were found.

“He was at the house for some time, and he returned to his vehicle a number of times to retrieve different weapons,” Spurlock said, adding that the weapons were firearms. 

DCSO believes Devol knew the two victims but a motive has not yet been identified.

“We believe that the male party is a friend of the suspect and the female victim may be a relative of the suspect,” Spurlock said.  

Deputies and a SWAT team visited Devol’s home but he was not there. He also has not been showing up to work, Spurlock said.

DCSO responded to reports about the crime about 1 p.m. Tuesday.

“We believe the crime happened either earlier that morning or in the late night or the day before,” Spurlock said.

crime, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Tony Spurlock, Elliott Wenzler

Comments

Our Papers

Ad blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.

The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.