Homicide Investigation in Osborne County


OSBORNE COUNTY– The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), and the Osborne County Sheriff’s Office are investigating after a man was found deceased in a field near Downs, Kansas.

The Osborne County Sheriff’s Office initiated a missing person investigation on Nov. 4 after Calvin L. Beams, 48, of Downs, was reported missing.

On Monday, Nov. 8, just before 4 p.m., a farmer discovered the body of a deceased male in a field near S. 20th Ave. and W. 80th Dr., south of Downs. The Osborne County Sheriff’s Office requested KBI assistance. Special agents and the Crime Scene Response Team responded to investigate.

On Nov. 9, it was confirmed that the deceased male was Beams. Investigators believe Beams was the victim of a homicide.

An autopsy was conducted. No arrest(s) have been made at this time.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME. Tips can also be submitted online at

The investigation is ongoing. Nothing further will be released at this time.

Dusty Deines
Dusty Deines
Dusty grew up on a farm south of WaKeeney, KS and in 7th grade decided he wanted to do sports play-by-play on the radio. After graduating from Trego Community High School in 2001, he obtained a Radio Broadcasting degree from Colby Community College in 2003. He began working as Sports Director at KD Country 94 & Z 96.3 in July of 2003 and has been in the position ever since. Deines was the 2016-17 KSHSAA Oscar Stauffer Sportscaster of the Year and has won numerous awards from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters. When he's not traveling the state covering the area sports teams, he enjoys spending time with his family, attending college and professional sporting events and helping advocate for those with muscle disease, including Dermatomyositis, of which Dusty is a survivor.

Share post:

- Advertisement -

Related Headlines

- Advertisement -

Most Viewed

From Sunflower State Radio