Topeaka, KAN. (WIBW)--Topeka police officers were responding to a field fire when they found a woman's body. Authorities found 28-year-old Valerie Gladney, of Topeka, dead in a remote area of the Oakland neighborhood.
The body was found in a ditch near the 2500 block of North Avenue. Police are investigating the cause of death but have ruled it as a homicide.
This marks the capital city's seventh murder of the year. Detectives are trying to piece together the time line of Gladney's activities over the past two days.
Anyone with information should call Det. Scott Dickey at (785) 368-9029 or Crime Stoppers at (785) 234-0007.