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Two dead on farm near Ottawa, Kan.

  • Published Monday, May 6, 2013, at 10:12 p.m.
  • Updated Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 11:59 a.m.

Two bodies were found on a farm in rural Franklin County, Kan., authorities said late Monday.

The bodies were discovered around 12:30 p.m. in the 3100 block of Georgia Road near Ottawa. The names of the victims and how they died were not released.

Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Richards said the investigation is in its early stages and few details are being released. Authorities are investigating the deaths as homicides, Richards said.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Department has been summoned to assist with the investigation. A news conference is scheduled for 9 a.m. today.

Anyone with information about the deaths should call 888-311-TIPS (8477) or send a text to 274637 and start the message with the word “Franklin.”

Investigators have not released the cause of death.

| Glenn E. Rice, grice@kcstar.com

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