Some unintentional help from the community is one reason police believe a Kenosha County murder suspect has been able to avoid capture for several days.
Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said during a news conference Tuesday that people need to make sure their vehicles and cash are locked up, noting that 32-year-old Andrew Obregon is believed to have stolen a new van that had they keys and $400 left inside. Obregon is believed to have then used the van in committing a gas station-convenience store robbery, after a smash and grab burglary to another business.
Obregon has been named as a suspect in the murder of 37-year-old Tywon Anderson, whose body was found in a cornfield on September 26. Anderson had been reported missing on September 19.
Obregon has been able to avoid police through multiple pursuits, since he was named as a person of interest. Police believe he has been escaping and hiding in cornfields in the area.
Beth said they have been working to cut off his access to cash and there is a possibility that Obregon could become a threat to the community as he becomes more desperate. Beth said “he has no regard for anything anymore…he has very little to lose at this time, that’s what makes him…a little more dangerous.”