- Associated Press - Sunday, April 19, 2015

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A man wanted on suspicion of fatally shooting his wife and male friend in a Central California farm field surrendered to police in Nevada, authorities said Sunday.

Leuth Sengsongkham, 59, walked into a police station in Henderson on Saturday not long after detectives issued a wanted notice for him, Fresno County Sheriff’s spokesman Tony Botti said.

He became a prime suspect after deputies dispatched to check on the welfare of two people lying in a dirt field in Fresno County discovered his wife and friend shot to death, Botti said.

Detectives believe Sengsongkham shot the two while they were working in the field Saturday morning, Botti said, and that he may have thought his wife was having an affair with their friend.

Investigators flew to Henderson on Sunday morning to interview Sengsongkham. They recovered his vehicle and a gun they believe was used in the shootings, Botti said.

Sengsongkham will face an extradition hearing in Nevada, and he’ll likely be returned to Fresno County to be booked into jail.

Botti said he didn’t know whether the suspect has retained an attorney.

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