The man whose body was found in a west Wichita pond Saturday night appears to have committed suicide, police said Monday.
The 32-year-old man was last seen by family on Wednesday morning, Capt. Brent Allred said. A motorist passing by Central Community Church just after 7:30 p.m. called to report seeing a body in the pond in the 6100 block of West Maple.
“Everything indicated this is more than likely a suicide,” Allred said. “This individual was having some issues.”
A police report stated that the man had left a suicide note and made suicidal statements to a family member. He lived not far from the pond, Allred said.
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An autopsy is being performed to confirm the cause of death, he said. The man appears to have been in the pond for several days — likely since Wednesday, Allred said.