Arkansas City police are investigating the death of a 69-year-old woman as a homicide, Capt. Tom Scott of the city's police department said.
Shortly before 1 p.m., police received a call that a woman had received life-threatening injuries in the 400 block of North Fourth Street.
The woman was found dead by police. Her 62-year-old husband has since been taken into custody.
The Cowley County attorney is expected to make a formal announcement about the case at 10 a.m. Monday, Scott said.