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Manhattan man arrested in Topeka following alleged murder of female family member

Riley County Police investigate the murder of Shanell Bobian, 27, of Manhattan, on Saturday,...
Riley County Police investigate the murder of Shanell Bobian, 27, of Manhattan, on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.(WIBW/Becky Goff)
Published: Sep. 25, 2021 at 12:26 PM CDT
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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - After the alleged murder of a female family member in the Little Apple, a Manhattan man was arrested by Topeka police on Saturday morning.

The Riley County Police Department says a Manhattan man was arrested by the Topeka Police Department for the murder of a 27-year-old woman in Manhattan early Saturday morning.

On Saturday, Sept. 25, just before 6 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of S. 12th St. with reports that a man had possibly murdered a female family member and left the scene.

RCPD said Shanell Bobian, 27, of Manhattan, was found dead by officers at another location.

Kamahl Bobian, 27, of Manhattan was identified as the suspect by RCPD and an attempt to locate was sent to neighboring agencies.

Bobian was taken into custody by the TPD just before 7:30 a.m. after he crashed his vehicle near the intersection of I-70 and W. 1st Ave. in Topeka.

Topeka Police’s Watch Commander said Sunday morning Bobian was released into the custody of RCPD Saturday afternoon.

Bobain was booked for first degree murder intentional and premeditated and violation to a protection order.

This is a developing story.

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