Dec 06, 2019 11:00 PM

Kan. authorities seek help locating stolen Native American items

Posted Dec 06, 2019 11:00 PM

Beaver fur shield

SALINA, KAN. (AP) — Authorities are seeking help finding several Native American pieces that were stolen during a residential burglary near Salina.

The Saline County Sheriff's Office released photos Friday of several of the items that were taken during the May heist in an effort to locate them.

The hawk leg dance stick

The items include a hand-carved Malaysian mask, a moose jaw dream catcher, a beaver fur shield with a feather and a dance stick made from a hawk’s leg with a talon.

The loss is estimated at nearly $15,000.

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Nude KC killer sentenced for girlfriend's violent murder

Simms photo Clay County

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City area man has been sentenced to life in prison plus 107 years for killing his girlfriend and is awaiting trial on charges that he strangled a fellow inmate.

Marcus Simms, 36, of Lee's Summit, was sentenced Thursday for first-degree murder, armed criminal action and tampering with a vehicle in the 2014 death of 31-year-old Michele Boldridge.

Police found her body while responding to reports that a bloody, naked man was running around a northern Kansas City apartment complex.

Police say Boldridge died from a snapped neck and had multiple stab wounds, along with a missing eye.

Court records say the naked man, later identified by police as Simms, drove to a school bus parking lot, where a driver told him to go away. But Simms yelled: “You don’t understand. Someone just killed my girlfriend!”

Simms was arrested after driving a stolen minivan off a road, according to prosecutors. In a car parked in the area, police found Simms’ DNA as well as a human eyeball.

Simms is scheduled to be tried in June in the 2017 strangulation death of 26-year-old Brian Parisi, who was killed while jailed in Clay County on a drug charge.