UPDATE: Police identify body found under bridge near Riverside Park

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Wichita Police have identified the man whose body was found under a bridge this weekend.

Donald Hipsher, 61, was found under a bridge near Riverside Park. An official cause of death has not yet been released.


Previous story - Sunday, December 29, 2013:

Authorities are investigating after a man's body was found Sunday afternoon under a bridge near Wichita's Riverside Park.

The body was discovered around 1 p.m. Sunday under the Seneca Street bridge, which is just south of the park. Investigators have not determined a cause of death, but officers said they do not suspect foul play.

Further details about the victim were not provided.

This incident providing fuel to one organization's mission. The homeless advocacy group called Let's Rock and Roll and Change the World distributes items each Sunday to those living on the streets. They were in the process of their weekly stops when they heard about this death.

"This is why we have to change the world, I mean no one deserves to die like this," said group founder Bob Johnson. "We've got to do something, all of us have to do something."

Through donations, they are able to deliver food, clothing, and other items once a week. Today, the drop-off, became much more meaningful.

"it's something that you're trying to prevent, it's something that you're trying to change," said group member Lola McCain. "These people out here feel like society forgot about them, and we didn't we're here, that's why we're here."

If you are interested in donating to Let's Rock and Roll and Change the World, a link to the Facebook page is available below.


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