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former kansas woman arrested in husband’s death


erin mathews

a former rural clifton woman was arrested in scottsdale, ariz., saturday after she admitted to accidentally shooting her husband and then discarding his body in the desert east of phoenix.

the body of dwight tobyne, 57, also formerly of the clifton area, had not yet been located thursday, according to an e-mail to the journal from scottsdale police spokesman officer david pubins. he said detectives are attempting to gather more information to narrow down the search area.

dwight tobyne’s wife of 35 years, shari tobyne, 53, was booked into jail on one count of first-degree murder and one count of abandoning a human body. she is currently being held on a $500,000 cash-only bond. the couple also are former salina residents.

on saturday, after speaking to her family, shari tobyne — who had previously denied any knowledge of dwight tobyne’s whereabouts — came to talk to detectives again, according to a summary of the investigation released by the scottsdale police department. 

for more on the disappearance of this former salinan and clifton area man, read reporter erin mathews’ story in friday’s salina journal.

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