Topeka police investigate body found in Chesney Park

Topeka police were investigating the discovery of a man's body early Monday at a picnic table in central Chesney Park, in the 1800 block of S.W. Clay.
Updated: Jun. 21, 2021 at 5:28 AM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Police were investigating the discovery of a man’s body early Monday in Chesney Park in central Topeka but said foul play wasn’t suspected.

Police and emergency responders were called around 5:12 a.m. Monday to the northeast side of the park in the 1800 block of S.W. Clay.

The man was found seated at a picnic table underneath a lighted gazebo in the park.

Authorities said the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two Topeka police cars were parked in a grassy area near the gazebo for more than 90 minutes. Yellow crime-scene tape was placed around the area where the man’s body was found.

Police at the scene said the man’s death remained under investigation.

However, they added that the man’s death didn’t appear to be the result of foul play.

Additional information, including the man’s identity, wasn’t immediately available.

Check later for more information as it becomes available.

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