The Latest: Missouri victim identified as manhunt continues

The Latest on the manhunt for a man suspected in five fatal shootings in Kansas and Missouri (all times local):

3:30 p.m.

Investigators have identified a central Missouri man who authorities say may have been killed by a suspect in a Kansas quadruple slaying.

The Missouri Highway Patrol says sheriff’s deputies responding to a reported shooting Tuesday morning at a rural home found the body of 49-year-old Randy J. Nordman. Authorities say Nordman lived at the Montgomery County property.

The patrol says the suspect in the shooting is 36-year-old Pablo Serrano, who also is suspected of killing four men Monday night at his neighbor’s house in Kansas City, Kansas.

The patrol says the truck Serrano is believed to have been driving was found abandoned about five miles from Nordman’s home. The patrol says a witness reported seeing a man running away from Nordman’s property, but investigators haven’t releasing further details.

The search is ongoing in central Missouri for Serrano. Investigators say he may be armed and should be considered dangerous.


12:10 p.m.

Investigators say a man suspected of killing four people at his neighbor’s home in Kansas is now suspected of killing a man in Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says two helicopters and dozens of officers are searching for 36-year-old Pablo Serrano. The patrol says Serrano should be considered dangerous and may be armed with an AK-47.

Authorities say four men were shot Monday night at the house in Kansas City, Kansas. Serran’s truck was found Tuesday morning about 170 miles away along Interstate 70 in central Missouri.

The patrol says a 49-year-old man was found fatally shot in a rural home about five miles away near New Florence, and a witness reported seeing a man running from the property. Several schools were put on lockdown.


9 a.m.

Authorities say a pickup truck linked to a man they now consider a suspect in a quadruple homicide in Kansas City, Kansas, has been found abandoned about 170 miles away in central Missouri.

Police said in a news release Tuesday that the vehicle was discovered on the shoulder of Interstate 70 in Montgomery County, Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is searching the area for the suspect. Police said the suspect was thought to be driving the truck after the Monday night shootings, which occurred at a neighbor’s home.

Three men were found dead at the home, and the fourth victim died at a hospital. Their names weren’t immediately released.

Police Officer Thomas Tomasic says one of the men managed to call police before he died. Tomasic said he didn’t know how the men knew one another or what prompted the shooting.


6:10 a.m.

Police are looking for a 36-year-old man after four people were fatally shot in Kansas City, Kansas.

Police say the shooting happened late Monday. Three men were found dead at the scene, and the fourth victim died at a hospital. Their names weren’t immediately released.

A news release from police identified the man who is being sought as a “person of interest.” The release says the man may be driving a pickup truck.

Police didn’t immediately return a phone call from The Associated Press seeking comment.

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