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Residents ponder girl's death


As much as anyone, the occupants of the small house at 2509 Walnut Drive want answers after a 15-year-old girl died in their home Monday afternoon.

"I’d love to know what happened," said a teary-eyed Mary Coker Wednesday. Neither Coker, 27, nor her fiance Jackie McHolland, 37, knew the girl’s name or what killed her.

"We feel so sorry for the family’s loss," McHolland said, referring to family of the victim.

Joseph Rykiel, the 30-year-old Great Bend man arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, was a long-time friend of McHolland. However ...

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