The Hutchinson Police Department says the man wanted in connection with the death of Wilfrida Masabah has been found dead in New Mexico.
Police say the red 2007 Altima they were looking for was found in Las Cruces, New Mexico and a person matching the description of suspect Hoseah Masabah Kaminj was found dead as result of what police are calling an apparent suicide.
Hutch Police Captain Troy Hoover says an autopsy will be performed on the body.
More information will be released as it becomes available.-------------------------
October 1 Update
The Hutchinson Police Department says Wilfrida Masabah died from sharp and blunt force trauma to her head, neck and chest.
Masabah's body was found in her Hutchinson home on Wednesday. The next day, police issued an arrest warrant for her estranged husband, Hoseah Masabah Kaminj.
Investigators say a hatchet found near her body is believed to have been used in the murder.
September 30 Update
Hutchinson police have issued an arrest warrant for Hoseah Masabah Kaminja in connection with a homicide. Police say the warrant is for suspicion of first-degree murder and aggravated burglary.
Wednesday, police started searching for Kaminja for questioning in the case. They are also looking for a red 2007 Nissan Altima with Kansas plates VUI 800.
The body of 41-year-old Wilfrida Masabah was found in a home in the 1600 block of Arthur on Wednesday. Investigators say she had experienced blunt trauma, but they have not determined the cause of her death. They say an autopsy is being done in Sedgwick County.
Police say Hoseah Masabah Kaminja is the ex-husband of the victim. Investigators say the woman's current boyfriend found her body and called 911 Wednesday.
Kaminja was married to Masabah for six years. He filed for divorce from her in August. As part of the divorce, the court decided a mutual restraining order was in the best interest of both parties because of previous conflicts and disturbances.
About a week before the divorce papers were filed, Hutchinson Police were called to the couple's home because of a verbal argument. No one was arrested or charged.
Anyone with information in the case can call Hutchinson Police at (620) 694-2833 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Expect updates on-air, online and on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/KWCH12).
Original Story, September 29
Hutchinson police ask for your help finding a man wanted for questioning in connection with a homicide. The man is 48-year-old Hoseah Masabah Kaminja. He is black, 5’10” tall, 175 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
Police are also looking for a red 2007 Nissan Altima 4-door sedan with the Kansas license plate VUI800.
Anyone with information about the car or Kaminja is asked to call Hutchinson police at (620) 694-2833 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Kaminja is believed to the estranged husband of a woman whose body was found Wednesday afternoon. The 41-year-old woman was found at a home in the 1600 block of Arthur on the west side of town.
Police Chief Dick Heitschmidt says the body was found around two o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
The KBI is helping Hutchinson police in the investigation. The victim's name has not been released.
Heitschmidt says officers responded to a 911 call about a disturbance. He doesn't think it was an actual disturbance, but that whoever found the body was so disturbed by the scene that they panicked.