Body found in southeast Wichita identified

Published: Jun. 28, 2020 at 1:41 PM CDT
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The Wichita Police Department has identified the body found in southeast Wichita as 42-year-old Manuel Vargas-Avila of Wichita.

Around 1 p.m. on Sunday, a passerby walking in Plainview Park found a body and called police. EMS and fire personnel arrived on the scene to provide medical aid, but Vargas-Avila was pronounced dead on the scene.

The investigation showed that Vargas-Avila was in the 2800 block of south Fees when a disturbance occurred between multiple individuals. During the disturbance, Vargas-Avila was shot.

There are no suspects at this time.

Police say this was not a random incident and investigators are working to determine all the circumstances of the incident.

If anyone has any information on this homicide, you can call WPD Homicide at 316-268-4407. You can also call the See Something, Say Something hotline at 316-519-2282, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 316-267-2111.

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