Identities of double homicide victims in Sikeston released; public assistance requested

Monday, January 23, 2023

The identities of a husband and wife who were shot and killed early Sunday in Sikeston have been released.

Kiara D. Haynes, a 33-year-old male, and Breana C. Conner, 27-year-old female, were found around 3 a.m. Sunday with gunshot wounds outside apartments in the 800 block of South West Street in Sikeston, according to Sgt. Tyler Rowe, public information officer with Sikeston DPS.

Officers with Sikeston DPS responded to the scene in the early Sunday morning hours in reference to a report of shots fired in the area, Rowe said. When officers arrived on scene, they located Haynes and Conner. Haynes was pronounced dead at the scene, and Conner was treated on scene and later pronounced dead from those injuries at a local hospital.

“This incident is currently under investigation, and the Major Case Squad has been activated,” Rowe said in a news release issued Monday.

Sikeston DPS and the Major Case Squad is asking for anyone with information in regard to this double homicide to contact DPS at 573-471-4711 and ask to speak with an investigator. Sikeston DPS also has the Tip Line, 573-475-3774, in which anyone with information can call if they wish to remain anonymous. 

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