2 suspects arrested in elderly man's death in southwest Wichita

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Austin Stewart (left) and Landon Onek Austin Stewart (left) and Landon Onek

Wichita police say they have arrested two suspects involved in the murder of an elderly man in southwest Wichita.

Jail records show 36-year-old Austin Stewart and 54-year-old Landon Onek were booked Friday evening for first-degree murder. The charges are in connection to the murder of 88-year-old Floyd Gilbert who was found dead inside his home Thursday night.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Department of Corrections records state Stewart has served time in prison for convictions of burglary, theft, aggravated robbery, drug possession and eluding law enforcement. Onek has also been incarcerated for theft, criminal damage to property and criminal possession of a firearm. 

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Police say they have arrested a suspect in connection to the death of an 88-year-old man in southwest Wichita. 

Officers were called at 8:15 p.m. Thursday to check a person's welfare at a mobile home in the 2200 block of West MacArthur, east of Meridian. Officer Charley Davidson said when police arrived on scene they found the victim who had injuries to his body.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Officer Davidson said investigators located and arrested a 36-year-old man Friday morning. It wasn't immediately clear what charges he could face.

No names have been released. 

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call WPD detectives at (316) 268-4407 or Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111.

The man's death was Wichita's 43rd homicide of 2018.

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