On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017, the Liberal Police Department received a missing person report regarding the disappearance Luis Moreno, 39, of Liberal.  It was reported that Mr. Moreno had been missing for several days.

    On Wednesday, November 15th, Liberal Police Department investigators were notified that Mr. Moreno was found deceased in rural Sherman County, Texas.  Texas authorities suspected foul play.  A subsequent autopsy confirmed Mr. Moreno’s death was a homicide.

    On Wednesday, November 22nd, investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Mr. Moreno’s estranged wife, Nancy Moreno, 42, of Liberal.  She was taken into custody without incident.  Nancy Moreno is currently being held in the Seward County Jail for first degree murder and conspiracy to commit first degree murder with a $250,000.00 bond.

    Investigators from the Sherman County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office, Texas Rangers, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Seward County Sheriff’s Office are assisting with the investigation.  The investigation of this incident is ongoing.   
The body of Luis Eduardo Moreno, 39, was dumped along a fence line in Sherman County, authorities said Wednesday.

His body was found Wednesday half of a mile north of Highway 54 on County Road 15, according to a Sherman County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson. Moreno was reported missing from Liberal, Kan., earlier this month.

The Sherman County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Rangers are investigating the case as a homicide. Moreno’s body was sent to Lubbock for an autopsy Wednesday, and results are expected today, the spokesman said.

Moreno is not believed to have a connection to Sherman County, according to the spokesman.

He said the law enforcement agencies were following up on many tips Friday, including one that there was an attempt to dump the body at a different location but the suspect or suspects were spottedTexas authorities released the identity of a Kansas man whose body was found in Sherman County on Wednesday. The Emergency Management Coordinator in Stratford says the body was identified as 39-year-old Luis Eduardo Moreno from Liberal, Kansas.

Police say Moreno was reported missing on Nov. 2. They found his body along a fence line half a mile of Highway 54 on County Road 15.

The investigation is ongoing but authorities are investigating it as a homicide. They are expecting to see autopsy results Friday afternoon.