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Man who killed woman found dead with couple's toddler


March 27, 2022

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) — A man shot and killed a woman and later was found dead inside a Kansas home with their slain toddler after exchanging gunfire with law enforcement, authorities said.

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that police in Baxter Springs responded around 7:15 p.m. Saturday to a call from a woman asking for help. When officers arrived, 37-year-old Eli Crawford shot and killed 27-year-old Taylor Dawn Shutte as she exited the home.

Crawford then went back into the home with their 2-year-old child, Clesslyn Crawford.

The sheriff's office said Craw...

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