Prosecutors to get radio company death case soon

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Wichita police plan to give prosecutors the results of their investigation into the killing of a communications company employee next week.

The case will probably be turned over Tuesday or Wednesday to prosecutors for a decision on whether to file charges, The Wichita Eagle reported.

The body of 25-year-old Daniel Flores was found early Monday at Steckline Communications in Wichita. Preliminary autopsy results indicate Flores died of blunt-force injuries.

Police Lt. Todd Ojile said Friday the suspect in the killing is still hospitalized and will be booked into jail on suspicion of felony murder once he is well enough to leave the hospital.

A police report says the 31-year-old suspect admitted he stabbed himself during a traffic stop by police late Wednesday. An officer reportedly found him with a knife stuck in his stomach.

Officers had been watching the suspect's residence before the traffic stop, Ojile said.

Authorities say the suspect is an ex-boyfriend of someone who works at Steckline, and they do not think the victim knew him.

Flores, who operated computer and audio equipment at the Steckline facility, apparently was in the wrong place at the wrong time, according to police. He was apparently killed sometime after 8 p.m. Sunday.

The Steckline offices in Wichita house radio stations and an agricultural network.

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