On Monday night, more than four days after officers found the bodies of a Wichita couple with what appeared to be multiple stab wounds, a police officer still guarded their house.
A padlock remained on the front door, and crime-scene tape surrounded the house.
Police on Friday identified the victims of the apparent double homicide as Martha Moreno, 70, and her husband, Godofredo Moreno, 72. They had been found on the floor of their home midmorning Thursday. According to a police report, their 33-year-old son found their bodies.
Since Friday evening, someone had set up three dozen candles as part of a memorial outside the home in the 600 block of South Ida, in an old neighborhood just southeast of Kellogg and Washington. The memorial also includes bouquets, a photograph of a man and woman posing together and a copy of a “Serenity” prayer.
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At the daily media briefing Monday morning, police said they had no new information about the case.
Police have asked that anyone with information about the case call Crime Stoppers, 316-267-2111, or 911.
Neighbors have described the couple as generous. They shared food with their neighbors. They had lived at the century-old, two-story house for a number of years.
Reach Tim Potter at 316-268-6684 or firstname.lastname@example.org.