Man sought in Greenwood County deaths, shooting; officials request public’s assistance

TOPEKA – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office today released the following statement:

The Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies, continues to search for 35-year-old Kevin Robert Welsh of Toronto, Kan.

Welsh is wanted in connection with the deaths of Keith and Sheila Kriesel, Eureka, and the shooting of Catherine Scheff, Eureka, on Oct. 2, 2013. Welsh is believed to be armed and may still be in Greenwood County.

The investigation is ongoing. Law enforcement requests the assistance of the public in obtaining information to aid in apprehending Welsh. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-KS-CRIME (1-800-572-7463) or 911.

The Kansas Attorney General’s Office will assume responsibility for any resulting prosecution. The Greenwood County Attorney has requested this assistance.

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