Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Olathe police name Maurice Stewart as a 'person of interest' in Tuesday's homicide (updated)

Posted By on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 1:44 PM

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Maurice

Stewart, a "person of interest" in an Olathe homicide, has been located.

Update III (1:44 p.m. June 30): Olathe police located Maurice O. Stewart this afternoon. They are calling Stewart a "person of interest" in the homicide of 57-year-old Stephen L. Cook, whose body was found at an Olathe Econo Lodge on Tuesday.

The police say there is no more information to release at this time.

Update II (11:54 a.m. June 30): Olathe police have located the

3-year-old boy believed to be with Maurice O. Stewart, who

they've named as a "person of interest" in

the

homicide of a 57-year-old Stephen L. Cook at an Olathe Econo

Lodge (209 East Flaming Road) on Tuesday.

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Police say 3-year-old

Carlos Angel Villegas III may be with a person of interest in Tuesday's

homicide.

Carlos Angel

Villegas III was found in "good condition" in Kansas City, Missouri

while police are still looking for Stewart.

Update I (7:02 a.m. June 30): Olathe police are still looking for

Maurice O. Stewart, who they're calling a "person of interest"

in the

homicide of a 57-year-old man at an Olathe Econo

Lodge (209 East Flaming Road) on Tuesday.

Police announced

this morning that Stewart was last seen with a 3-year-old child named Carlos

Angel Villegas III. Now, police are looking for the child, too.

Villegas is described as having black hair and brown eyes. He is 34 to

38 inches tall and 30 to 45 pounds.


Police have placed the child's name in the nationwide database for

missing and endangered children. They are no longer looking for the 2003

Chevy Impala. 

If you see Stewart, police are saying you shouldn't approach him.

Instead, call the Olathe Police Department at 913-971-7455 or the TIPS

Hotline at 816-474-8477.

Original story (12 a.m. June 30): Olathe police have named Maurice

O. Stewart as a "person of interest" in the

homicide of a 57-year-old man at an Olathe Econo

Lodge (209 East Flaming Road) on Tuesday.

Police described Stewart as a 22-year-old black male with black hair and

brown eyes. Stewart is 6-foot-1, 195 pounds.

Stewart may be driving in a blue 2003

Chevy Impala with Kansas plates (No. 162-BVR).

click to enlarge Stephnie Laguna is no longer wanted by Olathe police.
  • Stephnie Laguna is no longer wanted by Olathe police.
If you have

information

about the whereabouts of Stewart or the Impala, call the Olathe

Police Department at

913-971-7455 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.


Police canceled a call to locate 19-year-old Stephanie Laguna, who they also named as a person of interest.

The man's body was discovered around 7:53

a.m. Police have not released

the man's name or the cause of death.

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