At approximately 10:30 PM on September 11, 2013 as a result of the ongoing investigation into the death of John Burroughs, 68, of Manhattan, Kansas, the Riley County Police Department Investigations Division made two arrests. These arrests, in connection with this September 8th homicide, were made at the Riley County Police Department and both subjects are being held at the Riley County Jail in lieu of $1,000,000.00 bond.
Christina Love, 49, of Manhattan, Kansas and James McKenith, 33, of Manhattan, Kansas were each arrested for murder in the 1st degree.
The investigation into this case is ongoing.
RCPD would like to thank the Kansas City Kansas Police Department, Junction City Police Department, and the Kansas Bureau of Investigations for their cooperation and assistance.
Original Media Release:
On Sunday, September 8, 2013 at approximately 2:30 PM, Officers with the Riley County Police Department were dispatched to the residence of John Burroughs, located at 2500 Farm Bureau Road Lot #277; to conduct a welfare check. At the residence, officers discovered the deceased body of John Burroughs. Due to evidence at the scene this death has been ruled a homicide. The investigation of this incident is ongoing.
The Riley County Police Department asks those with information pertaining to the murder of John Burroughs to please contact RCPD (785-537-2112) or the Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous, collect calls are accepted, and you may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00.
Contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 785-539-7777 (Toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS), send a text tip to “CRIMES” (274637) and start your message with “TIP353” followed by your message, or send a web tip by using the “submit a tip” button at the bottom of www.RileyCountyPolice.org (or by visiting Crime Stoppers at www.ManhattanRileyCountyCrimeStoppers.com).