$1 million bond set for Carthage man charged with violent murder of his wife in Miami County, Kansas

Gavino McJunkins-Macias

A $1 million dollar bond has been set for Gavino McJunkins-Macias, 23, Carthage, by Miami County, Kansas authorities who have charged him with murdering his wife.

Carthage Police Department discovered the body of Kenia Lopez, 24, Carthage, in an abandoned camper at 600 Main Street.

Charges of abandonment of a corpse and fugitive from out of state were filed in Jasper County Circuit Court today.


The discovery of Kenia Lopez was detailed in the probable cause statement for abandonment of a corpse.

At approximately 0750 hours a white 2009 Chevy Silverado bearing Missouri License Plate 31H4JX can be observed on video surveillance footage obtained from the 400 block of North Main Street. 

The Chevy Silverado turns from Central Avenue and begins traveling north on North Main Street. The Chevy Silverado is towing a black/grey in color JAYCO camper. At approximately 0815 hours the Chevy Silverado leaves the area of 600 North Main Street without the camper in tow. 

At approximately 1135 hours Jasper County Emergency Dispatch Center received a 911 phone call from MACIAS stating he called to report the deceased body of his wife at 600 North Main Street Carthage, MO in a camper.

The decedent was located in a black/grey in color JAYCO camper. During a subsequent interview with MACIAS, he acknowledged that the camper in question was his. He brought the camper to Carthage around 0700 hours with the decedent in the camper, knowing she was deceased. He left the decedent in the camper for approximately three and a half hours while he met with his family and handled other business without first notifying the proper authorities.

The probable cause statement includes a description of the murder as “violent.”

The Miami County, Kansas arrest warrant was issued at 12:35 p.m. today.

Originally appeared on The Turner Report

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