Woman's Body Found Behind Hotel, Police Ask Public's Assistance

MANHATTAN, Kan. - On October 12th at approximately 7:20 am, the Riley County Police Department received a 911 call from the Quality Inn at 150 East Poyntz.

The caller indicated that the body of a female was lying behind the hotel
at the southwest corner.

Officers from the Riley County Police Department responded to the scene and found an unidentified, deceased female at that location.

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office was also notified, and a joint investigation is being conducted in this matter.

Cause of death at this time is unknown, but foul play is suspected.

The victim is described as a white female possibly being Hispanic in origin, 17 to 24 years of age, approximately 5'1" tall with a medium build, and dark hair.

The law enforcement agencies involved with this investigation are looking for the public's help in identifying the victim. Anyone with possible information about this incident should call the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office at 785-457-3353, the Riley County Police Department at 785-537-2112, or Crime Stoppers at 785-539-7777.

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office and the Riley County Police
Department will hold a joint press conference at the Riley County Law
Enforcement Center Monday, October 13th, at 10:00 am. Check 13 News for the latest developments on the story.

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