Suspect Wanted In Texas In Connection With Body Found In Burning Brush Captured In Kansas, Police Say

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Source: Sedgwick County Jail; UNSPLASH

Apr. 14 2023, Published 10:42 a.m. ET

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A man wanted in connection with the death of a man in Texas was captured in Kansas, authorities said.

The Robinson Police Department in Texas found evidence that helped them identify Derek J. Daigneault, 27, as a suspect in the murder of a person whose body was found in a pile of burning brush in a field on April 5, KWKT reported.

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Officers then contacted the Wichita Police Department in Kansas asking officers in the area to be on the lookout for Daigneault.

Three days later, on April 8, officers in Kansas attempted to execute a traffic stuff on Daigneault’s vehicle, but he raced off, ramming squad cars during the ensuing high-speed chase, police said.

Officers in Kansas took Daigneault into custody after he crashed. He was booked him into the Sedgwick County jail on charges unrelated to the Texas case.


Law enforcement officials in Texas are waiting for confirmation about the identity of the murder victim, who, like the suspect, was not believed to have previous ties to Robinson, KWTX reported. Both victim and suspect, police said, were “passing through the area when the body was taken to the location where it was found.”

Daigneault currently faces 15 charges in Kansas and was being held on $767,000, according to KWKT.


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