COLUMBUS, Kan. — At the request of Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves and the KBI, Crawford County Sheriff Danny Smith’s Office picked up another suspect said to be involved in the Capital Murder investigation in Cherokee County.

Tuesday in McCune, Kimberly Erin Blizzard, a.k.a. Kimberly Seely, age 29, of Pittsburg, was taken into custody. She’s alleged to be connected to the double homicide that was discovered Sunday morning in rural Scammon. She’s also the girlfriend of the man charged.

Blizzard was being held in the Crawford County Jail without bond on allegations of Aiding and Abetting Capital Murder. However late Tuesday afternoon she was transported to the Cherokee County jail as reflected in new information we obtained.

“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 [Tuesday] in McCune,”

Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves.

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.

CAPITAL MURDER

We asked investigators if they would be seeking the death penalty in the case and we were referred to the the Kansas law below.

Universal Citation: KS Stat § 21-5401 (2017)
21-5401. Capital murder. (a) Capital murder is the:
(6) intentional and premeditated killing of more than one person as part of the
same act or transaction or in two or more acts or transactions connected together
or constituting parts of a common scheme or course of conduct.

[2017 Kansas Statutes Chapter 21 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS Article 54
CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS 21-5401 Capital murder.]

UPDATE ON CAPTIAL MURDER INVESTIGATION LATEST AND GO FUND ME

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST ON THE DOUBLE HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION NOW CAPITAL MURDER
THE LATEST INFORMATION BEFORE KIMBERLY ERIN BLIZZARD, 29, WAS ARRESTED ON TUESDAY, JUNE 16.