3 Coloradans arrested in death of man found in Kansas field

Posted at 11:48 PM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-09 01:48:01-04

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities in northern Colorado have arrested three people in the death of a man whose body was found in a field in Kansas.

The Coloradoan reports 26-year-old Emilio Nunez-Bahena, 24-year-old Veronica Nunez and 45-year-old Emilio Nunez-Torrez were arrested in Fort Collins early Saturday on suspicion of first-degree murder.

A farmer in southwest Kansas contacted local police after finding a body in a field Oct. 1. The victim, 21-year-old Bayron Diaz-Bautista, of Fort Collins, had been shot multiple times.

Melissa Underwood, a spokeswoman for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, says the three suspects knew Diaz-Bautista and were living in Fort Collins when they were arrested. They are expected to be extradited to Kansas.

Jail documents do not indicate if the three have hired attorneys.