GCPD Media Release – Homicide

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Garden City Police Department

On Sunday, September 27, 2020, at 11:24 a.m., officers of the Garden City Police Department responded to the Sunflower Inn in reference to a man not breathing. Officers arrived and were taken to room 115 by motel staff. Upon entering the room, officers found Alec Cantu (23) dead on the floor. Cantu had signs of trauma to his body, and it was apparent an altercation took place inside the motel room.

At 9:48 a.m. of the same morning, the Finney County Sheriff’s Office responded to 4100 W. Railroad Ave. for an abandoned vehicle in the Arkansas River. The car was registered to Alec Cantu and had been vandalized.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Garden City Police Department is requesting assistance from the community. If you witnessed this incident or have information related to this incident, you should call the Garden City Police Department (620) 276-1300. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers (620) 275-7807, or text your tip to Garden City PD, text GCTIP, and your tip to Tip411 (847411).