Sheriff’s office identifies woman whose body was found northeast of Wichita

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a woman found dead along a rural road northeast of Wichita Thursday morning. The woman was Karlie S. Bidwell, 26, of Fort Scott.

Someone traveling near Webb Road and 69th Street North discovered her body just after 7 a.m. Thursday in the 9200 block of E. 69th Street North.

The sheriff’s office and fire personnel responded. Shortly after they arrived, fire personnel confirmed the woman was deceased.

The sheriff’s office says the preliminary indications suggest Bidwell’s death was the result of a drug overdose.  Her official cause and manner of death will be determined by the Sedgwick County Medical Examiner & Coroner.

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