Two deaths

JUNCTION CITY — The Geary County Sheriff’s Office and Junction City Police Department are investigating the deaths of two men after a possible kidnapping in Junction City.

Topeka station WIBW reported from the sheriff’s office that 27-year-old Zachary Lima and 24-year-old Christopher Young were found dead at the Corps of Engineers gathering ponds below the Milford Lake Dam.

The sheriff’s office said the deaths are being investigated as a murder-suicide.

At about 10 p.m. Thursday, Junction City police responded to the report of a violation-of-protection-order complaint and possible kidnapping. Police say Lima forced his way into a home and took Young at gunpoint, WIBW reports.

WIBW said a tip led deputies to Milford Lake where the bodies were found. Military Law Enforcement is assisting with the investigation.

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Sadly I was hurt of the news of my friend Chris and it's been eating me thinking about all of this. It's just I know Chris was with his ex girlfriend and that's probably why he did it. He killed himself because he probably knew it was mistake that he killed chris and didn't want military prison after the all of it. I wish things hadn't happen because I knew Christopher was a nice guy and he was never a guy to fight back anyone.

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