Crime Stoppers tip leads to arrest of homicide suspect

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WICHITA, Kansas – A tip to Crime Stoppers led authorities to the whereabouts of a suspect in a recent homicide. Brittany McDay was arrested on Sunday.

McDay had an outstanding warrant for felony murder and several other felony charges related to the homicide of 66-year-old Jackie Harvey. Harvey was found dead in her home in the 300 block of S. Chautauqua on Sep. 16.  Jacob Strause was also charged with felony murder.

All tips to Crime Stoppers are always anonymous. Tips are either phoned in to 316-267-2111, sent by text message by texting CRIMES (274637) then TIP217 with their message, or by submitting a tip online at

When each tip is received, the tipster is given a tip number since Crime Stoppers never asks the name of the person providing the tip. Special software strips all phone calls and text messages of Caller ID information, and the IP address of the computer from which the tip was sent.

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