A 42-year-old Wichita woman was found dead in her home just before 4 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Wichita Police Department.
Her 37-year-old boyfriend is in custody in Olathe, Wichita police Lt. Todd Ojile said.
Police aren’t releasing their names.
Officers were first sent to the woman’s home in the 2200 block of North Parkridge at around 10:30 p.m. Monday after officers in Andover had found some of the woman’s property, Ojile said. The home is near 21st and 119th Street West.
Officers were unable to make contact with anyone and left.
Then, shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday, the Olathe Police Department contacted Wichita police to report that they had a call about a suspicious person. When he was found, they also found the woman’s car, along with some of her other property. That man was taken into custody.
Wichita officers went back to the woman’s house and again were unable to make contact with anyone. After investigating further, they forced their way inside and found the woman, Ojile said.
Ojile wouldn’t say where in the house she was found, but said she died of blunt force trauma sometime in the past day.
It was immediately unknown how the woman’s property ended up in Andover, or what of her property was found other than her vehicle.
This is the 27th homicide in Wichita this year.