Crime of the Week - Wichita and Sedgwick County

Jennifer Wilson

Jennifer Wilson 1997Crime Stoppers and the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help to solve several cold cases. Today we are seeking information on a missing person that is a potential victim of a homicide. In March of 2001, Jennifer Wilson was 27 years old and lived with her roommate in the area of 143rd ST. E. and 63rd ST. S. Wilson and her roommate were involved in an argument at the residence and the roommate left. When the roommate returned Wilson was gone. Wilson left her car, all her belongings, and her dog, which she was known to take everywhere. 

At the time of her disappearance Jennifer Wilson was 5’07, weighed 115 pounds, with brown curly hair and blue eyes. Today Wilson would be 39 years old. 

Jennifer Wilson 1998If you have information about this cold case or any felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111. You can also submit a tip online at or from your mobile phone by texting TIP217 then your message to CRIMES (274637). All ways are secure and anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000, and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name. Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is a non-profit organization of citizens against crime.


A 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an apparent accidental shooting in which a 3-year-old Wichita boy died Tuesday night, jail records show.

Mario T. Benjamin was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on Tuesday night on suspicion of criminal possession of a firearm, according to jail records available Wednesday. He was being held on a $5,000 bond.

According to records, Benjamin was listed as being “of 525 E. Lincoln,” the residence where the shooting occurred.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:59 CDT

The intruder woke her in her bedroom early on a recent Sunday morning. He had a gun, he told her, and he forced her to do what he wanted.

When he finally left, the 56-year-old woman reported the rape to police. Her case stands out for two reasons:

Rapes committed by perpetrators unknown to the victim account for less than 10 percent of all cases, local crime statistics show.

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:41 CDT

Wichita has a new domestic violence prevention and education website to help victims and create awareness in the community. is the website introduced Monday by the Wichita Crime Commission.

“There are many resources in our area and statewide to help victims of domestic violence,” Gordon Bassham, executive director of the commission, said in a statement. “When a victim needs help immediately, there is little time to search the Web to track down where to go or who to call.”

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:47 CDT
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