(WICHITA, Kan.) — All is peaceful along the Arkansas River near downtown Wichita on Saturday afternoon. You'd never know that a man was found violently killed there the day before.
"I just heard about the incident that happened and it really breaks my heart to hear that," Connie Harman says.
Police are not yet releasing the man's name, but say he suffered trauma to his upper body.
Harman knew him as someone who, like her, lived on the streets and, as she has, slept near the river.
The cover provided by the bridges that cross the river make the River Walk area a popular place for homeless people to spend the night. However, the relative seclusion of the area can also make it a dangerous place for them.
"It's scary because you have to know what's around you at all times," Harman says.
Harman says Wichita's homeless are frequently attacked, sometimes by each other, but more often by thugs who do it for fun.