Man arrested in Maize is suspect in two Reno County murders


HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KSNW) — The Maize Police Department found and arrested a man who was wanted for questioning after two murders in Reno County. The Reno County Sheriff’s Office had been looking for Kyle V. Hardwick after two bodies were found Friday on property east of Hutchinson.

Maize police say Hardwick was located around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Reno County jail shows Hardwick has been booked on suspicion of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of theft.

The Reno County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called Friday evening to a property east of Hutchinson. Some friends were concerned about a person they had not seen or heard from in two days.

Officials said that during a search of the property, deputies found a body believed to be that of the missing person.

Officials say deputies obtained a search warrant for the property and subsequently found the body of a second person.

Investigators believe both people were killed but did not say how they died.

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