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2 arrested after missing Wichita woman is found dead in car

December 27, 2019 GMT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A paroled killer and a woman whom he had lived with have been arrested in the death of the man’s girlfriend.

KAKE-TV reports that jail records show that 39-year-old Ahmad Bey and 34-year-old Vanessa Waner were each booked early Friday on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of 41-year-old Melinda Sprague. Bey was also jailed on a state warrant. It wasn’t immediately known if they had attorneys.

Capt. Brent Allred said a coworker reported Sprague missing when she didn’t show up for work on Tuesday. Her vehicle was found Thursday behind a business with her body inside.

Allred said Bey and the victim had been in a “dating relationship” and that Bey and Waner had lived together. Bey was arrested in Neodesha.

Kansas Department of Corrections records show that Bey was paroled in July after serving time for second-degree murder in the 1999 killing of 19-year-old Victor Lee Conger in Pittsburg.