Jan 14, 2020 10:00 PM

Man suspected in death of Hutchinson man whose body is missing

Posted Jan 14, 2020 10:00 PM

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SEDGWICK COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a murder, have made an arrest and continue the search for the victim's body.

Just after noon on December 29, a 58-year-old man reported to police that 53-year-old Jeffrey Hill had been involved a criminal homicide in the 2100 Block of South Water in Wichita, according to police captain Brent Allred.

The victim had taken to an unknown location outside of Wichita and buried.

Police later learned the victim was 50-year-old Jeffry Jones of Hutchison. The examination of evidence and witness interviews led police to arrest Hill after a traffic stop in Wichita on Monday, according to Allred.

When officers stopped the 1999 Chevy Suburban, Hill fled on foot. Officers quickly chased him down. Police also located meth, marijuana and narcotic pills in the SUV. 

Hill is being held on without bond  for second-degree murder, possession of meth with intent to sell, possession of narcotics, possession of marijuana and resisting arrest.

Police have not located the victim's body, according to Allred.   They are also working to determine a motive for the crime.

Hill has previous convictions for aggravated robbery, burglary, theft, forgery, identity theft, drugs and for trafficking in contraband in a penal institution, according to Allred.