Body discovered south of Wichita identified

SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH)

Authorities have identified a body found Tuesday night in a lake as 50-year-old Fabian Ray Ludlow.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of death.

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of a man's body south of Wichita.

Deputies were called around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to the 6300 block of south Broadway after someone reported seeing a body floating in the lake.

When they arrived, they found a man dead. The sheriff's office is working to identify the body and notify next of kin.

A cause of death has not been released.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Sheriff’s Investigations at 316-660-5300, or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.

Update 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office says it's investigating after crews pulled a body from a sand pit Tuesday.

Sedgwick County Sheriff's Captain Brad Hoch says passerby spotted the body at the sandpit and reported the discovery about 4;30 p.m. near 63rd Street South and Broadway.

Hoch says the Sedgwick County Fire Department helped to retrieve the body from the sandpit. Hoch couldn't say how long the body was in the sandpit, but he did say it had been there "awhile" and this"wasn't something they think happened today."

Hoch says the coroner's office responded to the scene. As of Tuesday night, it's too early in the investigation to confirm any descriptions of the body, Hoch says.

Further information is expected with the investigation continuing through Tuesday night into Wednesday.

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Police are investigating after a body is found south of Wichita. This report came in a little before 5 p.m. near 63rd Street south and Broadway.

Our news partners at KFDI report crews pulled the body from a small lake or a pond.

Our crew on the scene reports crime scene investigators have arrived. We expect further information from the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office.