GCPD investigates homicide

Garden City Police Department officers responded to the Sunflower Inn and Suites, 1311 E. Fulton St., at 11:24 a.m. on Sept. 27 in reference to a man not breathing. The officers were taken to Room 115 by the motel’s staff according to a release from GCPD.


Upon entering the room, officers found Alex Cantu, 23, deceased on the floor. Cantu had signs of drama to his body and it was apparent as altercation had taken place in the motel room.


At 9:48 a.m. the same day, the Finney County Sheriff’s Office responded to 4100 W. Railroad Ave. for an abandoned vehicle in the Arkansas River. The car was registered to Alex Cantu and had been vandalized.


The homicide investigation is ongoing.


The Garden City Police Department is requesting assistance from the community. If a witness to this incident or have information related to this incident, call the Garden City Police Department (620) 276-1300. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers (620) 275-7807, or text the tip to Garden City PD, text GCTIP, and your tip to Tip411 (847411).