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Police: man dead in Kansas is suspect in Vermont killing

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Jason Kendall (Photo Courtesy: VT State Police) Jason Kendall (Photo Courtesy: VT State Police)

WINDSOR, Vt. (AP) — Authorities say an investigation has confirmed that a Vermont man suspected of killing his estranged girlfriend killed himself following a high-speed chase in Kansas.

Vermont State Police say 27-year-old Jason Kendall was wanted on a second-degree murder charge in the death of 22-year-old Molly Helland on Monday in Windsor.

On Wednesday, the Kansas Highway Patrol spotted a vehicle matching the description of Kendall's car, with stolen Massachusetts license plates.

When troopers tried to pull the vehicle over, they say Kendall sped off, leading them on a high-speed chase. It ended when the car crashed. Kendall was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police say a weapon found in the vehicle is believed to have been used in the killing of Helland and Kendall's suicide.

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