Welsh now on Most Wanted list; reward up to $11K

Double murder suspect Kevin Welsh is now listed as one of Kansas' Most Wanted individuals.

Welsh is suspected of killing 54-year-old Keith Kriesel and 52-year-old Sheila Kriesel during a domestic violence incident just outside Eureka two weeks ago.

Welsh is also suspected of shooting Sheila Kriesel's daughter, Catherine Scheff, who was also an ex-girlfriend of Welsh, during the incident.

Authorities from numerous jurisdictions have been searching for Welsh since then, including shutting down several streets in Eureka on Monday. They believe Welsh may still be in the immediate Eureka vicinity.

The reward amount for information leading to Welsh's capture has now more than doubled. Last week, Gov. Sam Brownback authorized a $5,000, the most allowable under state law. Outside contributions have now increased the reward amount to $11,000.

If you have information about Welsh's whereabouts, call 911 or 800-KS-CRIME.

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