Dec 09, 2022

Barton Co. law enforcement makes arrest in 1980 homicide

Posted Dec 09, 2022 12:49 AM

The Barton County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect in the 1980 homicide of Mary Robin Walter that occurred January 24 of that year. 

The suspect, Steven L. Hanks, age 68 of Burden, KS is being transported to Barton County at this time. Hanks was arrested at Oxford, KS.

There will be a joint press conference with the Barton County Sheriff’s Office, Barton County Attorney’s Office and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. 
The conference will be held Friday, Dec. 9 on the first-floor lobby of the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main St., Great Bend at 11 a.m.