UPDATE: Body Found In Field Identified, Ruled Homicide

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Sedgwick County investigators said a body found in a field yesterday is that of a Wichita teenager reported missing nearly a month ago.

The body of 19-year-old Jordan Turner of Wichita was found near 127th East and Pawnee Wednesday morning.

His father had reported him missing on April 6th, after his son left their home on March 30th.

"Couldn't tell you how he died. I don't even know," said Frank Turner, victim's father. "Just the shock of him being deceased was enough."

Turner's father said his son had a promising football career. He was a football player at Wichita South High School. He also played at Coffeyville Community College and Arizona Western College.

Investigators are calling his death a homicide, and asking anyone with information to call Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office at (316) 660-5300 or Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111.

Sheriff's Office said this is the first reported homicide in the unincorporated areas of Sedgwick County in 2013.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious death after a body was found in a field just southeast of Wichita.

A farmer who leases the property came across the body in a cotton field near 127th Street East about a quarter mile south of Pawnee around 7:40 a.m. Wednesday.

According to deputies, it is a man's body and it could have been there for some time.

"Primary goal is to identify the deceased, because then we can start building information from there," said Lt. David Mattingly, Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office.

There was no identification on the body.

The man's age and race have not been determined at this time.

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