WICHITA - Wichita Police Lt. Ken Landwehr, a man who has dedicated 35 years of his life to solving crimes in the city of Wichita, died Monday.
Some of his most high profile accomplishments include solving two quadruple homicides within a week of each other in 2000. The second of those was the infamous Carr brothers' murders. Perhaps his most famous accomplishment as lead homicide detective was overseeing the BTK case, which led to the arrest of Dennis Raider.
Landwehr had been fighting kidney cancer. He was 59.
Chief Norman Williams said, “The passing of Lt. Ken Landwehr is a true loss for his family, the Wichita Police Department and the City of Wichita. He was a highly skilled investigator and a tireless advocate for victims and their loved ones. On behalf of the Wichita Police Department, I would like to express our deepest sympathy and support to his family and friends during this difficult time.”