Dec 08, 2022

Woman held on $1M bond after man's body found in rural Kansas

Posted Dec 08, 2022 11:00 PM
Turner-photo Sedgwick Co.
Turner-photo Sedgwick Co.

SEDGWICK COUNTY—A Kansas woman accused in the death of a man whose body was found in rural Sumner County made her first court appearance Wednesday.

Tehya Turner, 19 of Haysville, is charged with 1st degree murder, burglary, and a misdemeanor count of theft, according to the Sedgwick County District attorney's office.

On November 29, police were contacted by a 69-year-old man who reported 41-year-old Brent Boone, of Wichita, missing under unusual circumstances, according to Officer Chad Ditch.

Boone was last seen on November 24, 2022, at 9:30 pm at his residence in the 1300 block of N. Pershing in Wichita before leaving in a vehicle with two individuals – identified as 31-year-old Saul Chavez Valenciana and 19- year-old Tehya Turner, both of Wichita.

Valenciana-photo Wichita Police
Valenciana-photo Wichita Police

It is believed that an altercation occurred inside the car, during which Boone was killed.

On November 30, follow-up investigation led officers to a crime scene in the 9300 block of S. Pattie in Haysville, where they began processing evidence. Police located the vehicle on December 1, near 21st and Ridge, abandoned, according to Ditch.

Further investigation led officers to a rural area Southwest of Clearwater, one mile west of N Clearwater Road and 140th Ave N, where a body was located. At this time, it is believed to be Boone, according to Ditch.

Police took Turner into custody on Dec. 2, and are actively searching for Saul Chavez Valenciana in connection to this case.

Turner is being held on a one million dollar bond, according to the district attorney's office. Attorneys in the case are due to discuss it further on Dec. 19.