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Kansas Attorney General's Office statement on Parsons investigation

Release Date: Nov 26, 2013
David Bennett Jr.

PARSONS – (November 26, 2013) – The Parsons Police Department, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies are investigating the deaths of four individuals in Parsons. The deceased individuals are identified as Cami Umbarger, 29, and her three minor children.

Authorities are seeking a suspect, David Cornell Bennett, Jr., of Cherryvale, Kan.

Any criminal prosecution resulting from the investigation will be handled by the Kansas Attorney General’s Office at the request of the Labette County Attorney. No charges have been filed. Any charges that might arise from the investigation are merely accusations. Individuals are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty.

The Kansas Attorney General's Office and other involved agencies are bound by the Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 3.6, Trial Publicity and Rule 3.8, Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor.

Media inquiries should be directed to Don Brown, Director of Communications for the Kansas Attorney General's Office, 785-296-2215.

Photo courtesy of Parsons Police Department.


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