Brianna Ibarra Wiki – Brianna Ibarra Biography
Brianna Ibarra had stayed behind in the back seat of a Ford Escape that was parked but left running, outside of a restaurant as other family members went in to grab food shortly before noon Saturday.
She was a middle school student at the Wichita Public School District. The school is offering support to Brianna’s friends and classmates.
Stephanie Anderson, USD 259 school counselor coordinator said the district is working to offer support for the many students and staff impacted by Brianna Ibarra’s sudden passing.
Brianna Ibarra Age
Brianna Ibarra was 13 years old.
Brianna was “full of life,” and someone who “always made everybody laugh, loved her family [and] was always up for any adventure,” said her parents, reports KAKE TV.
They described the loss as “a tragedy that no family should have to go through.”
The middle school student “loved to create,” said her older sister Marissa Ibarra, and was “easy and fun to be around. She was bright, carefree, straightforward, family-oriented, strong, would do anything for [her] family, affectionate,” she told the TV station.
Kevin Palmer, 34, was arrested nearby and charged with a slew of crimes, including first-degree murder, online records show. He is being held on $US511,000 ($660,135) bond.
Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay told Kake it was “one of the saddest cases I have been associated with in my over 28 years of law enforcement”.
The girl attempted to exit the car as it was moving, but was caught in the seatbelt and then dragged outside of the vehicle. “Palmer continued to flee for several miles,” police alleged in a news release.
Cause of Death
Brianna was dragged to her death as the thief drove for several miles. When the thief finally pulled over, the driver ran off and Brianna was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Kansas teen trying to escape from an SUV that was stolen while she was inside died after she became entangled in a seat belt and was dragged for miles through an open car door, leading to the driver’s arrest on a charge of murder.
Wichita police say the 13-year-old girl, identified by her family as Brianna Ibarra, had stayed behind in the back seat of a Ford Escape that was parked but left running, outside of a restaurant as other family members went in to grab food shortly before noon Saturday.
Palmer, who police say has several prior convictions for felony crimes, is being held at the Sedgwick County jail on multiple charges including first-degree murder, theft, and driving with a suspended or revoked license. His bond on the murder charge is $500,000, according to online court records.
It was not immediately clear if an attorney had been appointed to represent him.
A family friend created a GoFundMe account for donors to contribute to the family’s expenses.