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Duncan woman arrested in death of ex-husband, his fiancee

Dana L. Chandler, 51, of Duncan, was arrested in the 2002 Topeka, Kan., deaths of her ex-husband, Michael R. Sisco, 47, and his fiancee, Karen Harkness, 53.
From Staff and Wire Reports Modified: July 25, 2011 at 9:54 pm •  Published: July 25, 2011

Harkness was a convention sales representative with the Topeka Convention and Visitors Bureau. Sisco was a district manager for National Standard Welding Products.

Topeka police said the killings didn't appear to happen during a random burglary and ruled out robbery as a motive. Investigators said Sisco and Harkness had won money when they visited the Sac and Fox Casino near Powhattan in Brown County, Kan., and a substantial amount of the money was still in the home when the bodies were found by Harkness' parents, Harold and Betty Worswick.

After the CBS program was broadcast, Hailey Sisco told The Topeka Capital-Journal she was sure her mother, Chandler, was involved in the killings. Hailey Sisco was 17 at the time of the shootings, and her brother Dustin Sisco was 15.

Chandler's Topeka attorney, Mark Bennett, told The Associated Press on Monday he had heard about the arrest and declined to comment.


Staff Writer Robert Medley

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