SEDGWICK COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a woman’s murder and have made an arrest.
Just after 11a.m. Saturday, June 30, police responded to a request for a welfare check at an apartment in the 1200 Block of South Longfellow, according to Lt. Todd Ojile. First responders forced entry into the apartment and found a 55-year-old woman later identified as Eula Duncan dead.
Investigators learned Duncan had not been seen for several days. They also learned the victim had been in an argument with a man. He used some type of object, hit the woman and killed her, according to Ojile.
On Monday, police arrested the suspect in the 2000 Block of South Broadway, according officer Charley Davidson. The suspect is identified as 59-year-old Calvin Thornton, according to the Sedgwick County Booking report.
He is being held on a $750,000 Bond on requested charges of second-degree murder for Duncan’s death. He has a previous conviction for criminal threat, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections.
The death was Wichita’s 29th homicide in 2018, according to Ojile.