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Update: Body Found; KBI Searching For Missing Grant County Man

KSCB News - April 22, 2016 1:17 pm


The Kansas Bureau of Investigation continues to investigate the fatal shooting of a Grant County resident.

On Thursday, law enforcement authorities located the body 54-year-old Jimmy Wayne Martin in the rural southeast part of the county.

Martin was last seen on March 23 a his home approximately four miles southeast of Ulysses. An autopsy was performed at Frontier Forensic in Kansas City, Kansas on Friday. Preliminary findings indicate that Martin was fatally shot with a small caliber weapon. Final autopsy results are pending.

There are two suspects in custody on unrelated charges.

The KBI says there is no current danger to the public in relation to the incident. The circumstances of the shooting are still under investigation. The results of the investigation will be turned over to the Grant County Attorney’s Office for consideration of formal charges.

The KBI along with Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Ulysses Police Department, and Kansas Highway Patrol are continuing their joint investigation.

On April 12, 2016 the Kansas Bureau of Investigation received a request for assistance from Grant County Sheriff Lance Babcock regarding their investigation of a reported missing Grant County resident. The missing person is Jimmy Wayne Martin, white male, age 54. The KBI is assisting the Grant County Sheriff’s Office and responded to Jimmy Martin’s residence attempting to discover any possible indications as to Jimmy Martin’s whereabouts. The KBI along with Grant County Sheriff Deputies, Ulysses Police Department, and a Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper assisted in searching the residence and nearby property approximately 4 miles southeast of Ulysses Kansas for Jimmy Martin. This is an ongoing investigation.


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