KC Man Charged In Deaths Of Two People Found In Van

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A Kansas City man has been charged in the September deaths of a man and woman whose burned bodies were found in Kansas in an abandoned van.

Twenty-nine-year-old Christopher Canagan was charged Friday in Jackson County with two counts of first-degree murder and other charges. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

Canagan is accused of shooting 24-year-old Dennis Smith as he sat in the driver’s seat. Williams and another person jumped out of the van, but Canagan is accused of forcing 22-year-old Linda Williams back into the vehicle and driving away. Court records say Canagan told police that he had sex with Williams before shooting her.