Body found inside burning home east of Wichita


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office and the Sedgwick County Fire Department are investigating a death inside a home just east of Wichita.

Neighbors called 911 around 9:45 a.m. Monday to report a fire at a home on East Via Roma, which is just south of Crestview Country Club.

As the fire crews searched the home and put out the fire, they found the body of a 50-year-old male in the house.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office says the death appears to be a suicide, but it is not ruling out other potential causes of death. The sheriff’s office is still investigating.

“We’re trying to figure out exactly what happened and the sequence of events,” Fire Marshal Dan Wegner, Sedgwick County Fire Department, said. “Right now, we’re just kind of slowing things down and trying to see exactly what we have.”

Wegner said there is a lot of fire damage in the house.

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