KBI and the Allen County Sheriff’s Office are investigating after a man was found dead in the shop outside of his home in rural La Harpe

Allen County, KANSAS – According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, ACSO requested KBI assistance on Wednesday.

Right before 7 a.m. KBI agents responded to the scene to investigate.

KBI officials said that right before 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Allen County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a subject who had located a deceased family member.

When deputies arrived at 1255 2400th St., they discovered the body of 68-year-old Richard Diehl.

He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

An autopsy was performed and the preliminary autopsy results indicated that the manner of Diehl’s death was homicide.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME. Tips can also be submitted online at https://www.kbi.ks.gov/sar.

The investigation is ongoing. 

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.