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For Immediate Release
Date: March 23, 2022
Contact: Lieutenant Benjamin Blick
Telephone: 316.660.3880

Murder Arrests 03.23.22


DATE:                                         MARCH 23, 2022

AGENCY:                                    SEDGWICK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

LOCATION:                                 WICHITA/SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS

TELEPHONE:                              (316) 660-3880

CONTACT:                                  LIEUTENANT BENJAMIN BLICK


On February 10, 2022 at 1:15 PM, deputies were sent to check the welfare of a man in the 200 block of east 86th Street South after a property owner noticed him lying next to their home. When deputies arrived to check on the man, they discovered he was deceased and had suffered a gunshot wound. The victim was identified as Vennie Kongvongsay, 23 of Wichita.


On March 22, 2022, deputies arrested Jim Sanchez, 27 of Wichita and Justinlee Welch, 25 of Wichita for First Degree Murder, Aggravated Robbery and Kidnapping in relation to the death of Vennie Kongvongsay.


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