Crime & Courts

A groundskeeper found a body while mowing in Nebraska. He was wanted in Wichita

A Wichita man convicted of shooting another man in the face with a shotgun — and who is wanted by Crime Stoppers — was found dead in Nebraska.

A groundskeeper who was mowing at Motorsport Park Hastings on Monday found the remains of Ricky D. Ghan, 58, of Wichita, the Hastings Tribune reported. The Adams County Sheriff's Office said he had been reported missing and was last seen in the Hastings area on Oct. 14, 2017.

Foul play is not suspected in Ghan's death, KSNB Local 4 reported.

Ghan is listed as wanted by the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office on the Crime Stoppers website for failure to comply with the offender registration statute. He was last known to be living in Wichita.

He was convicted in 2016 of aggravated assault and battery, and was released from jail in March 2017 when his sentenced expired, Kansas Department of Corrections records show.

In the case, he was originally arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an October 2015 incident at Ghan's home in the 10000 block of West 93rd Street North in rural Valley Center, the Ark Valley News reported at the time. A man was shot in the face and upper chest with a shotgun after an argument. The man was taken to a Wichita hospital in critical condition and later released.

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