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WPD opens homicide investigation after missing man found with fatal gunshot wound

Wichita police say he is missing and may be in danger.
Wichita police say he is missing and may be in danger.(Wichita Police Department)
Published: Nov. 23, 2020 at 10:17 AM CST
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update Tuesday: Wichita police say they are investigating the death of a man who was reported missing as a homicide. Police asked the public for tips leading to the location of 29-year-old Jeremy Cook of Wichita, on Monday. He was believed to be in danger.

Monday afternoon, a citizen called 911 after finding a 2006 white Jeep Grant Cherokee, the last vehicle Cook was seen in, in the 7300 block of E. Bayley. Officers found Cook inside with a fatal gunshot wound.

Police said this not a random incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the WPD Homicide section at 316-268-4407, the See Something, Say Something Hotline at 316-519-2282 or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.

Update: The Wichita Police Department said Monday evening the 2006 white Jeep Grant Cherokee that belonged to a missing Wichita man has been located. Police said 29-year-old Jeremy Cook was last seen on Wednesday. He was believed to be in danger.

We expect to learn more about the case during a police briefing on Tuesday.

The Wichita Police Department is searching for 29-year-old Jeremy Cook of Wichita.

Around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, officers responded to a call in the 800 block of North Belmont and spoke to Cook’s family, who reported not being able to contact him. Cook was last seen on Wednesday around 6 a.m. and may be traveling in the pictured 2006 white Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Jeep has a broken out sunroof and tape around the passenger side tail light. Cook is described as 5′09″, 185 pounds, blonde hair, blue eyes, glasses, and last seen wearing a blue Nike t-shirt, blue jeans, and brown Nike tennis shoes.

Wichita police say a man last seen on Nov. 19 may be in danger.
Wichita police say a man last seen on Nov. 19 may be in danger.(Wichita Police Department)

Investigators believe Cook may be in danger. If you know his whereabouts, that of the white Jeep, or you see them, call 911 immediately and reference case number is 20C071907

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