Amber Alert suspect arrested on suspicion of murder, child endangerment

Dane Wright (Courtesy: KBI)
Photos courtesy KBI

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Dane Wright, the suspect in a deadly house fire and an Amber Alert search Friday, has been taken into police custody.

According to the booking reporting, Wright has been arrested on suspicion of three counts of endangerment of a child, aggravated arson, one count of first degree murder, and two counts of failure to appear.

Police have yet to identify the woman who was found dead, however family and friends identify her as Reyona Caldwell. Those who know her said Caldwell had a heart of gold, loved her children and she would do anything for anybody.

(6/02/17) – An Amber Alert has been cancelled after three kids were found safe in south Wichita.

This case stems from a house fire earlier this afternoon in the 300 block of N. Ash where a woman was found dead. The suspect and the kids were found this evening in the 4500 block of S. Broadway.

Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay said they were able to locate the three missing children and that they are okay.

This all started just before 12:30 this afternoon when the Wichita Fire Department responded to a call of a house fire on N. Ash. During their firefighting efforts, they found a woman dead inside the home.

The Wichita Police Department ruled her death suspicious. Her name and age have yet to be released. Authorities have not said what her relationship is to the children and 29-year-old Dane Wright.

Dane Wright is in police custody after being found following an Amber Alert that was issued for three missing children. Courtesy KBI

An Amber Alert for the children was put out around 7:00 p.m.

Ramsay said police worked quickly and were able to find Wright and the children in south Wichita.

“I am pleased to say we found the the children a short time ago at a hotel off of Broadway and 47th in the city of Wichita,” said Ramsay. “They are all safe and sound. We also did locate the person of interest that was put out in the Amber Alert.”

KSN will keep you up to date on the details as they are released.


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