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Autopsy finds Wichita woman was beaten to death with shovel

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Court records indicate a 42-year-old woman who was killed in Wichita in November apparently was beaten to death with a shovel.

Perla Rodriguez, outreach director for the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center, was found dead in her home Nov. 14. Her boyfriend, 37-year-old Travis Becker Jr., has been charged with first-degree murder.

KAKE report s a probable cause affidavit states when Wichita officers forced their way into Rodriguez's home, they found her with several traumatic injuries to her head and throat. They also found a wooden handle shovel inside the bedroom, with the shovel blade covered in blood and hair.

Becker was arrested at his sister's home in Olathe. He remains jailed on $250,000 bond.

http://www.kake.com/story/37009696/autopsy-finds-wichita-woman-was-beaten-to-death

Information from: KAKE-TV.

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