Police need help in 1977 murder case

By Katherine Wartell

Riley County officers are requesting help from the public in reference to a 1977 murder in Riley County. Officials said they are seeking a person of interest in the case.

Capt. Kurt Moldrup said that on Aug. 4, 1977, RCPD officers were called to North Crest Trailer Park, Hunters Island, after the body of Warren “Tiger” Lewis was discovered.

He said that police recently identified a person of interest after speaking with a witness from that time period.

Moldrup said officers would like to speak with the ex-wife of Dewayne Morrell, also known as “Cornbocker.” Officials said they are unsure of her name but that it might be Wynonna.

She is believed to live in New York and she might have an uncle who goes by the name of Dennis White, who possibly died several months ago, Moldrup said.

He said it is also believed that Morrelll died in the 1980s.

Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to contact the Riley County Police or Detective Ryan Runyan at (785) 537-2112, extension 2465.

Anonymous tips can be left with the Manhattan/Riley County Crimestoppers at (785) 539-7777 or Toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Or you can visit the website,

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