Harvey County triple homicide scene listed by drug offender

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HESSTON, Kan. (KAKE) -

The latest on a triple homicide in Harvey County (all times local):

Monday, 11:00 p.m.

A KAKE News investigation reveals the home where three people were found shot and killed in a driveway is listed as the home of a registered drug offender.

The state's Drug Offender Registry shows Travis Cole Street declared the home his legal residence during his last parole report in early September. It's not yet clear if Street is one of the victims, as their names still have not been released by authorities.

More information on the case is expected Tuesday morning.

9:35 a.m.

Harvey County Sheriff Townsend Walton offered his condolences to the families of the victims in Sunday's triple homicide. He said authorities continue to investigate at the scene and hopes to have that done by the end of the day Monday.

At 5:30 p.m. Sunday, a passing motorist was waved down by another motorist in a maroon vehicle. The person in the maroon vehicle told the passing motorist about the bodies and an 18-month-old in the home. 

Walton says authorities have spoken with the driver of that maroon car, but that did not lead them to a suspect. Walton says the driver of the maroon car was related to on of the victims. 

The 18-month-old child of two of the victims was not harmed and is now with family members. 

Walton says the three victims, a 52-year-old man, a 33-year-old man, and a 37-year-old woman all died of gunshot wounds and had been targeted. 

"Just looking at the crime scene and the way the bodies are and the wounds to the bodies, that's where I draw my conclusion," he said. 

No suspects have been identified, and Walton did not provide any details on a possible motive for the killings.

The victims' names were not released pending family notification. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the Harvey County Sheriff's Office at (316) 284-6960. 

8:15 a.m.

Authorities say three people were found shot to death in the driveway of a rural Harvey County home Saturday evening, and an unharmed 18-month-old child was found inside the home. 

Sheriff T. Walton says a passing motorist found the bodies around 5:30 p.m. in a driveway in the 8600 block of Spring Lake Road west of Hesston. The bodies were in the driveway for more than six hours before officers were notified. 

Walton says the victims were a man in his 50s, and a man and a woman in their 30s. Their names were not released. 

No arrests have been announced. Investigators say no one is at risk, because they believe the victims were targeted. 

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the case. 

9:40 p.m.

Newton police say a passing motorist reported the three bodies found in a rural driveway, after being flagged down.

A statement posted on Facebook Sunday night pinpointed the location to the "8600 block of Spring Lake Road." It added the victims' identities will not be released until relatives are notified.

Authorities say the bodies were in the driveway for more than six hours, before officers were notified.

8:40 p.m.

Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton confirmed to reporters two men and one woman were found shot to death in a driveway along Spring Lake Road. No suspects are in custody.

Walton said the bodies were found around 5:30 p.m. Sunday. He indicated one of the men and a woman were either married or in a long-term relationship. An 18-month-old baby was found inside the home, unharmed.

Walton added the Kansas Bureau of Investigation will help investigate what he indicated is a triple homicide.

7:45 p.m.

Kansas Highway Patrol troopers have joined the investigation of three bodies found in a rural Harvey County driveway.

Officers say a statement is planned shortly - perhaps from Sheriff T. Walton.

6:45 p.m.

Authorities are investigating the discovery of three dead bodies in a driveway in northwest Harvey County.

Dispatchers confirmed to KAKE News Sunday evening the bodies were found on North Spring Lake Road near West Dutch Avenue, not far from the community of Alta Mills. The exact cause of death has not been confirmed.

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