SAN ANTONIO, Texas. — The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department has identified a victim and arrested and charged a suspect in relation to Thursday homicide.
Around 3 a.m. officers called to the area of N. 73rd Terrace and Troup Avenue in regard to a deceased individual. When they arrived, they found a man dead inside the apartment.
The victim has been identified as 51-year-old KCK resident Walter Sawyer.
Detectives tracked the suspect, 50-year-old John Noel, to San Antonio, Texas, where U.S. Marshals took him into custody later that day.
The Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office charged him with second-degree murder and theft. His bond was set at $300,000.
Noel remains in custody in Texas while he awaits extradition back to Wyandotte County.
The incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.