RUSH COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation announced Saturday morning special agents have made multiple arrests connected to the January 2022 murder of 61-year-old Leslie Randa of LaCrosse.
Jennifer Page Stipe, 48, and Darin Lee McBee, 58, both of 325 Marla St. in Great Bend, were arrested on Friday, March 4 just before 8:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Lowe’s Home Improvement, 1930 E. 17th, Hutchinson, according to a KBI news release. The 2006 GMC Envoy missing from Randa’s LaCrosse residence has also been located.
Stipe was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder. McBee was arrested for multiple felonies related to Randa’s death.
The KBI was initially called in by the Rush County Sheriff’s Office the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 21 after Randa's body was discovered by a family member in his home, at 205 East Fifth Street in La Crosse. The family member contacted 911 at 1:39 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21. The RCSO then called in the KBI shortly after 2 p.m. that afternoon. KBI agents and the Crime Scene Response team responded.
KBI investigators determined the death to be a homicide, with a black 2006 GMC Envoy determined to be missing from the residence.
In the days following the homicide, the vehicle was observed in Wichita.
The Kansas Attorney General is expected to prosecute the case.
Nothing further will be released at this time, officials said.