Newton community hold vigil for mother and daughter killed

Newton double homicide suspect back in Kansas

Newton double homicide suspect back in Kansas

Authorities say 24-year-old Alyssa Runyon and daughter Zaylynn Paz were found dead shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday by Runyon's ex-boyfriend in bedrooms in the victims' duplex.

Family members tell KAKE News the funeral will be held Wednesday, but other details haven't been released.

Orange, pink, and polka dot, the balloons soared skyward in memory of a woman who relatives say had a voice like an angel and her young daughter, who shared her joy-filled spirit.

Family and friends say they will remember Alyssa as doting mother and Zaylynn as a ray of sunshine.

Hawkins was booked into the Harvey County Jail Friday afternoon on charges of capital murder and first-degree premeditated murder.

Police said Hawkins was arrested later Tuesday in Taylor, Texas, where he allegedly was found driving Runyon's vehicle.

His bond is two and a half million dollars.

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