Farmer finds body of Colorado man in Kansas field

Authorities are investigating a homicide after a farmer in southwest Kansas found a body in a field.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) identified the victim as Bayron Diaz-Bautista, 21, of the Fort Collins, Colorado area.

The farmer called 911 around 10 pm Monday, after finding the body in his field southwest of Hanston, Kansas. Agents from Hodgeman County responded and located the man’s body near roads 225 and North.

Shortly after the finding, the sheriff’s office requested help from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

The agents and the KBI crime scene response group continue to investigate the homicide and are awaiting the results of an autopsy.

So far unknown details of the finding, KBI said they are investigating the case as a homicide.

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