Feb 12, 2020 7:54 PM

Homicide investigation: Police ID body found under Kan. bridge

Posted Feb 12, 2020 7:54 PM
Bernard Woodard photo Wichita Police
Bernard Woodard photo Wichita Police

SEDGWICK COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating the murder of a man whose body was found Monday under a bridge in Wichita.

 The victim has been identified as 59-year-old Bernard Woodard, according to officer Charley Davidson. He was a homeless man living underneath the Douglas Street Bridge when he was attacked on Monday, causing fatal injuries. 

 Woodard had blunt force injuries to his body and could have been under the bridge for as long as a day,  according to Police Capt. Jason Stephens.

Police need help with the investigation.

If you have any information on this case, please call WPD Detectives at 316-268-4407, Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111, or the See Something Say Something hotline at 316-519-2282.

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SEDGWICK COUNTY—Police say a homeless man whose body was found under a bridge in Wichita apparently was beaten to death.

The body of a black man was found Monday afternoon under a bridge near Douglas and McLean in Wichita. The man appeared to be in his 60s.

Capt. Jason Stephens says the man had blunt force injuries to his body and could have been under the bridge for as long as a day. Authorities are working to learn his identity.

This is the seventh homicide in Wichita this year.