Suspect in Wichita AMBER Alert case booked for arson, murder

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

An AMBER Alert issued after a woman was found dead after a house fire and three children went missing Friday evening was cancelled when police were able to capture their suspected kidnapper and locate the children safely. 

Sedgwick County jail booking records now show Dane A. Wright, 29, was booked into jail on several charges including first degree murder, arson and three counts of child endangerment.  

Police caught up to Wright at the Heritage Inn near 46th St. S and Broadway about 9 p.m. Police would not confirm the relationship of the man and the children, only to say they were together during the alert. The three missing boys -- aged 12, 5 and 2 -- were found safely about that time as well. 

Wright's car was found parked outside a nearby liquor store a short time earlier. 

The children will remain in state custody for the time being. 

Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsey stopped short of naming Wright as a suspect in the fire late Friday night.

The fire was reported just after noon at a home in the 300 block of N. Ash. Crews found the body of a woman in the home. Wichita Police consider the death suspicious, and think three children associated with the deceased are missing and with a person they consider a suspect.

Wright, was last seen leaving the home in a 2001 White Ford Focus 4-door, with Kansas plates 718 JHX.

Body found after Wichita house fire

The children are 12-year-old William J. Thompson III, 5-year-old Ethan A. Thompson, and 2-year-old Damien A. Wright

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