Wichita stabbing victim identified

WICHITA, Kan. - Wichita police arrested a man early Tuesday for a homicide near 21st and Amidon.

Officers got a call around 2am, from a man living at an apartment in the 1900 block of North Amidon. Police say the man claimed to have hurt his girlfriend, and had a knife as officers arrived. The 25-year-old man was arrested without incident and booked into jail for first-degree murder. 

Investigators found a 22-year-old woman dead at the scene with multiple stab wounds. She is identified as Mackenzie Payne.

Police say this is Wichita's third domestic violence related homicide for 2018. The city saw eight in 2017. 

Wichita area residents have multiple resources available to help out in a domestic violence situation.

Harbor House Domestic Violence Shelter   263-6000

YWCA                263-2313

Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center   263-0185

StepStone Ministreis    265-1611

Women's Initiative Network    262-3960

Anyone in danger can always call 911.


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