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Wichita Woman Identified As Homicide Victim In Sumner County

SUMNER COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), and the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office have identified the woman whose body was recovered from the Ninnescah River.

Pending DNA confirmation, authorities have identified the victim as 27-year-old Shalan Niccole Gannon, of Wichita. Gannon was reported missing to the Wichita Police Department on April 11.

On the afternoon of Sunday, June 7, Sumner County emergency personnel recovered Gannon’s body in the Ninnescah River near 130th Avenue North and North West Road, after a fisherman called 911 to report the discovery.

The Wichita Police Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and Butler County Sheriff’s Office are also assisting the KBI and Sumner County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME or submit a tip online at https://www.kbi.ks.gov/sar. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Wichita – Sedgwick County at 316-267-2111.

The investigation is ongoing. Nothing further will be released at this time.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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