Police: Baird woman died from multiple gunshot wounds, man sought for murder

Search for suspect Danny Mitchell Cannon, 54, enters third day

BAIRD, Texas - Authorities continue to search for Danny Mitchell Cannon, a 54-year-old man who now faces a murder charge after preliminary autopsy results show a 51-year-old Baird woman died from multiple gunshot wounds.

Cannon previously had been named as a "person of interest" in connection with Barbara Ruth Holland's death. Considered armed and dangerous, Cannon now faces a first-degree murder charge.

The victim is known to many in Baird as Brenda Waggoner Kanady.

"He (Cannon) is a murder suspect," Baird City Marshal Eric Howard said Wednesday. "We do have a possible lead, but unable to release at this time."

Howard, in an email, said plans are to provide "a further update as soon as possible."

Previously, Howard said Cannon – who resides north of Clyde – had a "relationship history" with Holland.

According to Howard, Cannon has an outstanding warrant out of Callahan County for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, along with another one for first-degree felony murder out of the Baird City Marshal's Office.

The search for Cannon entered its third day Wednesday.

About 4 p.m., Sunday, officers with the Baird City Marshal's Office were called to Holland's home.

"Some friends had been contacting her, trying to reach her throughout the day on Sunday," Howard said Monday. "They went to make contact with her in person and that's when they found her." 

Howard previously said it appears Holland died sometime Saturday evening or overnight into Sunday morning.

Anyone with information regarding the homicide should call the Baird City Marshal's Office at 325-854-1212.

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