Neighbors wonder about possible connection in Wichita murders

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) The Wichita Police Department says it is still actively investigating three unsolved murders that happened in east Wichita over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Huong Pham, 62, and her 23-year-old son, Cody Ha, were found dead in their home in the 7500 block of East Huntington just after 11 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017.

Sunday morning (Nov. 26), the body of 26-year-old Hassan Rahman, a Pizza Hut delivery driver, was found nearby in the trunk of his own car in the 7800 block of E. Pagent.

“It's pretty scary actually and my wife actually knew the other two people that were murdered, we knew of them, they were a Vietnamese family, and my wife is Vietnamese," said Harold Brotemarkle who lives in the area.

His wife also found Rahman's body.

Rahman moved from Bangladesh years ago and was active in the local community that continues to ask police for answers.

Mahmood Karim with Wichita Bangladesh Community says he's hearing many theories about the murders, including the possibility that they are connected.

Police won't say.

Police have acknowledged that the crimes did occur in close proximity to one another, about three blocks away, but they say it has not determined that murders are connected.

"They're still open and active investigations. We continue to actively investigate them. We're asking for the community's help if they have any information on these," said Officer Charley Davidson during a briefing Wednesday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111 or Wichita Police Detectives at 316-268-4407.