Community Clean up Crew Finds Dead Body In Lawrence

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LAWRENCE, Kan. - Lawrence Police are investigating the discovery of a dead body near the Kansas River Saturday morning.

At 8:48am Lawrence Police Officers were dispatched to a wooded area near 7th and New Jersey after volunteers discovered the body while doing a neighborhood clean up in the area along the south bank of the Kansas River.

Crime scene investigators from the Lawrence Police Department and Coroner Scene Investigators responded to investigate.

Preliminary identification indicates the deceased is a 44 year old Lawrence resident. At this time, there are no signs of foul play. An autopsy has been scheduled.