The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Allen County Sheriff’s Office and the Neosho County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a homicide after a man was found dead the evening of Saturday, Dec. 3 at an auto glass shop in Chanute, Kansas.
According to a law enforcement news release, the Allen County Sheriff’s Office contacted the KBI for investigative assistance just after 5 p.m. on Saturday. KBI agents and the Crime Scene Response Team responded and began investigating.
At around 4:50 p.m., Casey M. Dye, 43, of Petrolia, Kansas, arrived at the Allen County Sheriff’s Office and provided a statement to sheriff’s deputies. Shortly after, law enforcement officers located a deceased man in a vehicle inside an automotive glass shop at 7545 Kansas Highway 39, in Chanute.
The dead man, who was identified as Ryan M. Holcomb, 45, from Chanute, had suffered fatal gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Dye was arrested for first-degree murder and was booked into the Allen County Jail. Formal charges are pending, and additional charges are expected. According to a source at 7545 Kansas Highway 39, who wishes to remain unnamed for safety reasons, Dye had worked at the shop.
Investigators allege Dye killed Holcomb Saturday morning at a rural property in Allen County and then moved his body to the business in Chanute where he was discovered. The investigation is ongoing and no further information has been released at this time. According to bizapedia.com, Auto Glass Installers LLC is located at 7545 Kansas Highway 39, in Chanute.
Suspects are always presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.