KBI seeking person of interest in Allen County homicides

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The Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Iola Police Department, and the Allen County Sheriff’s Office are investigating after an Iola man and his daughter were discovered dead in their home Thursday evening.

Just after 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27, the Iola Police Department responded to 114 S. Kentucky in Iola. Officers discovered the victims who had died from apparent gunshot wounds. The Iola Police Department requested KBI assistance at approximately 5:10 p.m., and special agents and the Crime Scene Response Team responded to the scene.

The woman was identified as 36-year-old Molly E. Wilson. The man was identified as 69-year-old John Tadlock.

The woman’s boyfriend has been identified as a person of interest. 

If anyone knows the whereabouts of 38-year-old Ben Converse, they are asked to contact the Iola Police Department at 620-365-4960. Converse may be driving a maroon 2011 Kia Forte with Kansas license plate 509 KZS. He may be in the Oklahoma area.

If you see Converse or the vehicle, please do not approach, but contact police.

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