Pizza delivery driver found dead in car trunk in east Wichita

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Wichita police are investigating the death of a Pizza Hut delivery driver who was shot and found in the trunk of his car late Sunday morning. 

Officers were called at around 11:45 a.m. to the report of a suspicious character in the 7800 block of East Pagent, near Central and Rock Road. Officer Charley Davidson said a resident had called to report an unfamiliar vehicle parked in the street. 

When police arrived on scene, they found the the body of 26-year-old Hasan Rahman in the trunk. He had been shot.

"During the investigation, the vehicle was found to have an attempt-to-locate out on it, along with the owner of the vehicle, who was later identified as the victim in the trunk," Lt. Todd Ojile said.

Rahman and his vehicle were reported missing late Saturday night. Lt. Ojile said he was a pizza delivery driver and had delivered two orders in the 1100 block and the 1300 block of North Williamsburg and did not return to work.

"The restaurant would send out coworkers to his last deliveries. A coworker located some property belonging to Pizza Hut in the yard of his last delivery," Lt. Ojile said. "And they would bring that back to the restaurant before calling 911."

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Officers responded that night to try to locate Rahman, but they were unsuccessful. Officers were called late the following morning to the report of an unfamiliar car on East Pagent, where they found Rahman's body in the trunk.

No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to call WPD detectives at (316) 268-4181 or Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111.

Lt. Ojile said Rahman's death is not believed to be connected to the deaths of a mother and her son on Saturday in the 7500 block of East Huntington, which is about three blocks away from the address where Rahman's body was discovered. 

Rahman's body was found about 45 minutes after the reported murder of a 25-year-old woman in Riverside. Read more on that story here.

Staff at the Islamic Society of Wichita say Rahman was a member of their society and described as a man of good character and intelligence. 

"He was a very nice young man trying to start his life...somebody with a good head on his shoulder," said Hussam Madi of the Islamic Society of Wichita.

In all, there were four homicides over the weekend, bringing the number of homicides in Wichita this year to 32. 

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