Evan Brewer

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Officials with the Kansas Department for Children and Families are pushing a transparency bill amid criticism of the state's handling of abuse-related child deaths.

The House Judiciary Committee heard on Tuesday a bill proposed by Gov. Jeff Colyer that would require the release of basic information after an abuse-related child death, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported.


Two people are facing charges in connection with the death of a Wichita toddler whose body was found encased in cement in September.


Wichita Police say DNA tests confirm what they suspected about the remains of a boy found in a Wichita home.

The results positively identified the victim as three-year-old Evan Brewer. He is the grandson of former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer.

Authorities found the child’s body in a concrete structure inside a home on South Vine on September 2.

Police arrested Brewer’s mother and her boyfriend on child custody related charges a week before the boy’s remains were discovered.

The investigation is ongoing, and no additional information has been released.



A Wichita father raised concerns about the welfare of his son months before the boy’s body was found encased in concrete last weekend.

The three-year-old has been identified as Evan Brewer, the grandson of former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer.

Carlo Brewer contacted the Department for Children and Families back in March with allegations that his son, Evan Brewer, was being abused.


Wichita Police say a three-year-old boy missing since July is likely the small child that was found encased in cement at a Wichita home over the weekend.