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$5,000 Governor's Reward Issued in Cherokee County Murder Investigation


Diana Marie Bohlander

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has authorized a $5,000.00 Reward for information leading to the arrest of Diana Marie Bohlander.

Bohlander and her son, Ty Bohlander, are suspected of killing 64-year-old James McFarland, whose body was discovered alongside a rural Cherokee County Road on April 30, 2017.

Ty Bohlander was apprehended in Santa Monica, California in late March and has since been extradited back to Kansas to face murder charges.

“Diana Bohlander remains a fugitive facing First Degree Murder charges in Kansas,” according to Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves.

“We have been working closely with Santa Monica Investigators and believe Diana to still be in that area, frequenting homeless shelters.  The authorization of this reward by Governor Kelly will strongly aid in our efforts to locate and subsequently apprehend Diana Bohlander and bring her back to be tried for the crimes she is accused of committing,” concluded Sheriff Groves.

Governor Kelly’s Executive Order, 19-06, was filed by the Kansas Secretary of State on April 9, 2019.

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