Drowning Victim Identified

By: Chris Fisher/Melissa Brunner Email
By: Chris Fisher/Melissa Brunner Email

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- The Shawnee Co. Sheriff's Office is investigating a drowning that claimed the life of one person in northeast Topeka early Thursday morning.

Police say the incident was reported around 6 a.m. Thursday at a home in the 5200 block of N.E. Kendall Wood Drive.

Police say 29-year-old Matthew David Thomas was found in a pool at the residence.

Authorities say their preliminary investigation shows Thomas died of an accidental drowning. They say it does not appear suspicious, but their investigation continues.

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