Two people have been arrested in connected to the death of a central Kansas man.

On Friday, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said special agents arrested Jennifer Paige Stipe and Darrin Lee McBee for the death of Leslie Randa, who was found dead in his La Crosse home in January.

Stipe, 48, and McBee, 58, are from Great Bend. Stipe was arrested for first-degree murder, and McBee was arrested for multiple felonies in connection to the murder. They were arrested Friday at a Lowe’s in Hutchinson. Randa’s missing vehicle was also located, the KBI shares.

The Kansas Attorney General is expected to prosecute this case.


RUSH COUNTY, Kan. (KAKE) – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and Rush County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a vehicle connected to a homicide that occurred in Rush County last week.

On Tuesday, the KBI announced that the death of 61-year-old Leslie Randa of La Crosse, has been determined to be a homicide.

Randa was discovered dead in his home by a family member on January 21.

Randa’s vehicle is missing and is described to be a Black 2006 GMC Envoy with Kansas tag 463HAE. The front grill guard is chrome in color.

The vehicle was observed in Wichita after Randa was killed, and may still be in the area, says the KBI.

The KBI is asking that anyone who has seen this SUV on or after January 11 to contact the KBI at 1-800-KSCRIME, or the Rush County Sheriff’s Office at 785-222-2578.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information will be released at this time.