Nov 22, 2021 10:05 PM

Truck believed to be part of double homicide is found

Posted Nov 22, 2021 10:05 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Reno County Sheriff’s Department announced Monday that it has found the 2000 red Ford F-150 truck involved in a double homicide case from Aug. 27. 

The truck was found after someone called authorities on a suspicious vehicle in a rural area of the county. Kyle Hardwick is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 56-year-old Marion Edward Bates and 58-year-old Phillip Duane Anstine.

Hardwick was arrested in Maize Sept. 1 after being listed as a person of interest when two bodies were discovered on a property in eastern Reno County. The truck had been missing since the crime was discovered.

The sheriff’s department says it hopes that the truck will bring about new information that will assist in the investigation. 

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