'He beat her daily': Domestic violence linked to Wichita woman's death

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The body of 38-year-old Leuh Moore was found in a dumpster behind a liquor store at 1701 S Seneca on April 8, 2018 The body of 38-year-old Leuh Moore was found in a dumpster behind a liquor store at 1701 S Seneca on April 8, 2018
Police investigating where homicide occurred in the 1100 block of West Dayton Police investigating where homicide occurred in the 1100 block of West Dayton
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

The man accused of killing his wife and dumping her body behind a south Wichita business has been arrested more than 500 miles away. 

Investigators believe 37-year-old Leuh Moore was killed in her home near Kellogg and Seneca early Sunday morning. That evening, a homeless person found her body in a dumpster behind The Cave liquor store less than a mile away. 

Moore's husband, 30-year-old Donnell Stafford, was arrested in Davenport Iowa on Tuesday. 

Moore's family is still in denial that she's gone, saying they saw signs of domestic violence at the hands of her husband. 

"My nephew, he said he beat her daily," Moore's brother, Leland Jackson, said. "The feelings are still hard to show because it's still unbelievable. It's just very hard. I can't show my feelings at the moment. That tears you up."

There is some relief for the family since Stafford was caught.

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Lt. Todd Ojile with the Wichita Police Department said investigators had issued a BOLO (be on the lookout) for Moore's Jeep, which an Iowa trooper spotted.

"We listed the vehicle as stolen vehicle," he said. "A trooper was checking hotels this morning and found the vehicle at a hotel parking lot and he was located in a hotel."

Stafford was walking down the stairs of the hotel and was taken into custody without incident.

Moore's family says now that Stafford is in custody, the priority is making sure her 7-year-old son is taken care of.

"He's going to have to have extensive counseling, therapy, but it's one day at a time," Jackson said. "He was right in the middle of it and he's lucky that nothing happened to him. We gotta work together as a family to take care of him, to make sure he's got everything he needs. 

The family has set up a GoFundMe page to help Moore's son.

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