A suspect in a Leavenworth County homicide investigation was being released from jail Thursday after no charges were filed in court, a prosecution official confirmed.

A suspect in a Leavenworth County homicide investigation was being released from jail Thursday after no charges were filed in court, a prosecution official confirmed.

County Attorney Todd Thompson said late Thursday afternoon that more investigation is needed. He said the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office continues to work on the case.

Thompson confirmed the suspect, who was arrested Tuesday night, would be released because the man could be held without charges for only 48 hours.

According to Leavenworth County Undersheriff Jim Sherley, the suspect, a 20-year-old rural Basehor man, was arrested in connection to the death of his father.

The suspect’s 47-year-old father was found dead at a residence on 155th Street south of Fairmount Road. The victim appeared to have died from gunshot wounds.

Thompson said prosecutors have the ability to file charges in the future within the time allowed by the statute of limitations.

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