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Second Suspect Arrested In Connection to Double Homicide



   Kimberly Blizzard                

A second suspect has been arrested in connection to a Sunday morning double homicide in rural northwest Cherokee County.

Kimberly Blizzard, a.k.a. Kimberly Seely, age 29, of Pittsburg, was taken into custody on Tuesday afternoon.

"The investigation into the murders of Blaze Swank and Kylan Shook continues and as a result of information and evidence gathered since Sunday morning, Cherokee County Investigators along with members of the Crawford County Sheriff's Office, located and arrested Blizzard this afternoon in McCune," according to Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves.

Blizzard is being held in the Cherokee County Jail without bond on allegations of Aiding and Abetting Capital Murder.

Mark Gerald Hopkins II, age 29, of Columbus, was previously arrested around 3:00 a.m. Monday morning in Fairland, Oklahoma.  He was extradited back to Kansas Monday afternoon and is also being held in the Cherokee County Jail without bond on charges of Capital Murder.

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