Clipped From The Salina Journal
Suspect admits to 2 murders COFFEYVILLE (AP) - A 30- year-old Texas man was ordered held without bond after he reportedly confessed to killing his grandmother and aunt here. Danny Ray Royse of Irving, Texas, was being held in a Dallas jail pending an extradition hearing scheduled for today. A Montgomery County warrant charged the former Independence resident with two counts of first- degree murder in the deaths of Florence Royse, 87, and Elsie Hinthorn, 71. The bodies of the two women were found Thursday in Florence Royse's home. An autopsy concluded that Florence Royse was strangled, and her daughter was beaten to death some- tune Wednesday. A jail official in Irving said that Danny Royse had signed a written confession admitting to investigators that he was responsible for the slayings. A statement by the Irving Police Department said officers recovered $14,600 in currency and cashier's checks from Danny Royse after his arrest Friday morning. But Coffeyville investigators have said that theft did not appear to be a motive in the murders.