Myranda Keck’s death, six others among unsolved homicides in Wichita this year


No arrests and little information for months. It’s why one family is frustrated with their daughter’s homicide investigation.

Myranda Keck’s death is among seven unsolved homicide investigations in Wichita this year. She was killed by gunfire while sitting in a car in the 1600 block of south Estelle. 

Danielle Keck says she calls the detective in charge of Myranda case almost every week asking for updates.  She believes there are people who know what happened to her, and wants them, to step up.

Danielle thinks of her step-daughter Myranda often.

“She was just that lighthearted, happy go lucky kid,” said Danielle Keck, Iowa.

She says she and her family, also think about Myranda’s homicide case daily, and hope for answers.

“You wake up everyday, hoping that today is the day you’re going to get that phone call,” said Keck.

On February 6th of this year, almost eight months ago, officers were called to a report of gunshots on the 1600 block of south Estelle. Danielle says when they arrived, they found Myranda in a car with a fatal gunshot wound.

Since then, the WPD said they have identified a suspect vehicle, a silver sedan, but have few other new details in the case. 

“Holy cow you know this is real this is life, this really happened,” said Keck.

With no arrests and the WPD working multiple other homicide cases, Danielle says, she hopes Myranda’s case isn’t forgotten. She is urging citizens who may know something, to report it to police.

“We need somebody to be that saving grace for Myranda, this is not a crime that happens without being talked about after the fact, there are people out there that have the information that they need,” said Keck.

WPD report there’s seven open homicide cases this year out of the 40 we’ve had. There are still ten open cases from 2017. Myranda’s family hopes this will change.

“This is about making sure Myranda’s legacy is more than just a case number on a detective’s desk,” said Keck.

Officials know that many of these unsolved crimes can be solved if people call in with tips and information. WPD says you can call detectives at 316-268-4650 or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.

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