SE Kansas murder suspect arrested in St. Joe

CHANUTE, Kansas (AP) – A suspect in the death of a southeast Kansas woman has been hospitalized after crashing his car during a police chase in northwest Missouri.

The suspect is in serious condition in a St. Joseph hospital after the crash Tuesday.

Sgt. Sheldon Lyon of the Missouri State Highway Patrol says Leavenworth, Kan., authorities tried to stop the suspect’s vehicle, but he fled until his SUV swerved and crashed. The suspect was ejected and a female passenger was seriously injured.

Chanute police had been seeking the suspect since the death of Cristy Wiles, whose remains were found in February in a Chanute home destroyed by fire.

A 21-year-old woman was arrested earlier in Wiles’ death.
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