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Father, Son Found Shot to Death

Todd PittengerFebruary 2, 2019

Authorities are investigating after a father and his son were found shot to death on a farm property near the western Kansas community of Rexford.

According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, along with the Rawlins County Sheriff’s Office they are investigating the Friday shooting deaths of a father and son from Rawlins County.

The KBI says on Friday afternoon, at approximately 2:10 p.m., Rawlins County Dispatch received a call from a family member reporting that a man on the property had been shot. Deputies responded to the farm property in rural Rawlins County, near the Thomas County line, west of a residence at 34428 County Road B, near Rexford, Kansas.

When authorities arrived they found 74-year-old Gary E. Withers deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. Soon after, approximately one half mile away, and outside the home on the property belonging to Gary Withers, deputies discovered 41-year-old Daniel “Danny” E. Withers deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.

Autopsies will be performed. No threat to the public is believed to exist related to this incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

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