WINDSOR, Vt. (AP) – Authorities say a Vermont murder suspect is believed to have died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound following a high-speed chase in Kansas.
Vermont State Police say 27-year-old Jason Kendall was wanted on a second-degree murder charge in the death of 22-year-old Molly Helland on Monday in Windsor.
On Wednesday, the Kansas Highway Patrol spotted a vehicle matching the description of Kendall’s car, with stolen Massachusetts license plates.
When troopers tried to pull the vehicle over, they say the driver sped off, leading them on a high-speed chase. It ended when the car crashed.
When troopers approached the vehicle, they found the driver dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The man’s identification is pending an autopsy, but authorities say his physical description is consistent with that of Jason Kendall.
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