Bodies of Wichita couple found in Arkansas

The pair disappeared from a Kansas fairground

July 18, 2018 - 9:08 pm

Authorities say the bodies of a couple who recently disappeared from a Kansas fairground have been found in a shallow grave in northwest Arkansas.

Van Buren, Arkansas, police spokesman Jonathan Ware says the bodies were found early Wednesday near Natural Dam in Crawford County.

They have been identified as Sunny and Pauline Carpenter of Wichita..

Van Buren police took three people into custody after the bodies were found.

Barton County Attorney Amy Mellow said the victims disappeared from the county fairgrounds west of Great Bend in the last few days. They were believed to be vendors at the fair.

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