Police arrest 16-year-old suspect in Garden City homicide
GARDEN CITY, Kan. (KAKE) - Police have arrested a 16-year-old suspect in the homicide at a Garden City motel.
Around 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, Garden City police say 16-year-old Christian Benitez was arrested at the Finney County Law Enforcement Center.
Benetiz was taken to the Southwest Kansas Juvenile Detention Center where he is accused of first-degree murder and aggravated battery.
On Sunday, Sept. 27, Garden City police found 23-year-old Alec Cantu dead on the floor in room 115 at the Sunflower Inn.
Officers later received a call about an abandoned vehicle in the Arkansas River. Officers discovered the car was registered to Cantu and had been vandalized.
The case has been turned over to the Finney County Attorney's Office for further review.
Garden City police ask that anyone with information call the department at (620) 276-1300. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (620) 275-7807 or text GCTIP and your tip to Tip411 (847411).