1983 killings of Leavenworth couple unsolved

LEAVENWORTH, Kansas (AP) – A retired Leavenworth County detective says he still holds out hope that the 1983 murders of a couple will be solved.

Edward and Hazel Burton were found shot to death on their property in the Kickapoo Township area in northern Leavenworth County. Edward Burton’s body was found on a road and his wife’s body was found inside a bus the couple stayed in on their property during the summers.

Detective Hank Spellman says several potential suspects were questioned but detectives could not get anyone to confess. He says he’s convinced someone who knows what happened is still alive.

Spellman says he is haunted by the case and the fact that it wasn’t solved.

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