By Sia Nyorkor
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
2:51 PM CST, December 17, 2012
Update: Wichita police say a man turned himself after stabbing his wife to death. Police were called to the home in the 6800 block of east Farmview around 8:00 Sunday morning.
When they got there, officers found 61-year-old Debra Palmer dead in the basement of the home. She suffered multiple stab wounds.
The man, identified as her husband, turned himself in at the Sedgwick County Jail. He was arrested on one count of first degree murder. Police expect to present the case to the District Attorney's office for formal charges on Wednesday.
Police are still investigating, but believe the marriage was coming to an end and that may have been the motive for the stabbing.
This is the 25th homicide in Wichita in 2012, the fifth involving domestic violence.
Original Story, December 16
A woman is found dead in a Wichita home, and police are investigating it as homicide.
People in the normally quiet neighborhood on the northeast side say they're feeling uneasy.
"I just don't like how close that is," says 14-year-old Trevor Anthem.
Police were called to the home early Sunday morning to complete a welfare check. When they got inside, they found the woman dead.
But police aren't releasing details--and at this point will only tell us it's a homicide.
Neighbor Daniel Parks wants to know what happened.
"Honestly, you would assume that things are pretty safe, with the fire station here and people out walking in their yards all the time, it just feels like a safe neighborhood to me, up until this point," says Parks.
Trevor Anthem says he's anxious for details since his grandmother lives right across the street.
"When I come here, I usually stick to my grandma's house. I don't know who lived here or anything about her," he says pointing toward the victim's house.
Many questions but few answers as neighbors here wonder what happened and why.
We expect more details at the police briefing Monday morning.
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