3 arrested after man found shot to death in Kansas field

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HANSTON, Kan. (KAKE) -

Authorities have arrested three people in connection to the death of a man whose body was found in a Kansas field. 

A farmer found the body of 21-year-old Bayron Diaz-Bautista, of the Colorado Springs area, is his Hodgeman County field Monday night, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said. Deputies responded and located the man's body near 225th and North roads.

The KBI said three suspects were arrested Saturday and booked into the Larimer County Jail in Colorado for first-degree murder. The suspects are identified as 26-year-old Emilio Nunez-Bahena, 24-year-old Veronica Nunez and 45-year-old Emilio Nunez-Torrez. Proceedings for extradition to Kansas are expected. 

The preliminary autopsy report revealed Diaz-Bautista died from gunshot wounds. The KBI was assisted by the Hodgeman County Sheriff's Office and the Larimer County Sheriff's Office. 


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Authorities are investigating a homicide after a southwest Kansas farmer found a body in a field. 

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation identified the victim as 21-year-old Bayron Diaz-Bautista from the Fort Collins, Colorado area. 

The farmer called 911 at around 10 p.m. Monday after finding a body in his field southwest of Hanston. Hodgeman County deputies responded and located the man's body near 225th and North roads.

The sheriff's office requested KBI assistance a short time later. 

Agents and the KBI's Crime Scene Response Team continue to investigate. Result of an autopsy are still pending. 

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