Police identify man found dead in South Erie house

08/06/2012 5:00 AM

08/06/2014 9:36 AM

Wichita police have no suspects in the city’s most recent homicide.

Pheng Xiong, 35, was found dead in his bed by his roommate at about 10:50 a.m. Saturday at 830 S. Erie, Lt. Randy Reynolds said Monday.

A police report states Xiong suffered a “very large laceration” to his neck. A screen was damaged at the house northwest of Lincoln and Hillside, the report states. Investigators aren’t sure whether that was a point of entry for the perpetrator.

Observers saw the 17-year-old roommate come outside the house and start screaming. Reynolds said she was later picked up by a woman at the Dollar General near Lincoln and George Washington Boulevard and dropped off on South Seneca.

The woman who picked up the roommate is not considered a suspect, Reynolds said. They just want to talk to her as they piece together information in the case.

Xiong is the 15th homicide victim of the year in Wichita.

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