Pregnant Woman Dead After Murder/Suicide in NE Wichita

Ted Woodward
May 22, 2017 - 2:44 pm

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WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - A 21-year-old woman and her 24-year-old boyfriend are dead after a murder/suicide Sunday afternoon in northeast Wichita; it happened in the woman's residence near 8th & Oliver.

The woman, Antreese Bland, was seven months pregnant; she had been dating Aris Brown for about a year. Early Sunday afternoon, she went to a neighbor's house to use the phone, trying to contact her family; she was unable to reach them, and went back to her residence in the 900 block of N. Glendale. A short time later, her family tried to call her back, but they were not able to reach her. At that point, family-members went to her residence, and discovered the bodies. Police believe Brown shot Bland, then shot himself.

Police Lt. Todd Ojile says this couple had a history of domestic violence, with "numerous cases" in the last few months, including one in which Brown was recently charged for criminal threat against Bland.

This was Wichita's 14th homicide case of the year.

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