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KBI called in to assist with Ninnescah body investigation, case deemed a homicide

Body retrieved from Ninnescah River on Sunday has not been identified.

Sumner Newscow report — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has been called in to assist the Sumner County Sheriff’s office with the investigation of a body found at the Ninnescah River. It has been deemed a homicide according to authorities.

A body was found in the Ninnescah, about 12 miles north of Wellington, Sunday afternoon around 1:30 p.m by a couple of bystanders who were either fishing or floating down the river. The body was sent to the Sedgwick County Regional Forensic Center in Wichita. Sumner County Sheriff spokesperson Mike Westmoreland said the sheriff’s office is currently awaiting an autopsy.

No information about the age, sex or the nature of the crime has been publicly released. 

Kansas Bureau of Investigation spokesperson Melissa Underwood said that the KBI joined the homicide investigation on Monday. It told KAKE.com that they were still working on identifying the victim.

According to the Wichita Police, the victim is not 23-year-old Savannah Schneider, who has been missing for over a week.

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