Third arrest made in connection to homicide northeast of Wichita


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Authorities arrested a third person in connection to the homicide, kidnapping, and robbery of 30-year-old Christian Hernandez.

Hernandez was found by a woman driving in the area of 45th Street North and Greenwich Wednesday, Nov. 27 around 7:30 a.m.

The body of Christian Osvaldo Hernandez was found in a remote area outside Bel Aire

“She noticed the body of a man in a ditch so she called deputies,” said Lt. Tim Myers with the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office. “Deputies responded and found the man was unresponsive.”

Hernandez died from a gunshot.

On Monday, the sheriff’s office said 33-year-old Thomas R. Armstrong and 30-year-old Efrain D. Arroyo II were both booked on suspicion of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery, and first-degree murder.

A woman, 28-year-old Whitney Duke, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated kidnapping and robbery.

The case will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office.

The death of Hernandez is still being investigated. This is the third homicide in the county this year.


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