A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF NORTHEASTERN KANSAS UNTIL 10:00PM CDT.
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- The number of homicides in Topeka last year has now risen to 12, after police this week say a woman found in a motel was killed.
The woman has been identified as, 39, Lena Keithley. Maintenance workers found her body in November in a room at the Country Club Motel.
Topeka Police had been waiting for test results before determining a cause of death, they'd said it was suspicious.
On Tuesday, they tell us the case is officially being investigated as a homicide, but no suspect information is available.
They're also not yet releasing how Keithley died. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 234-0007.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.