Body found under Polk Quincy viaduct in Downtown Topeka

TPD investigating death as a homicide
From WIBW Eric Ives' Facebook Live, originally recorded at 8:47 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30
Published: Sep. 30, 2022 at 8:48 AM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Topeka Police are investigating after a body was found underneath the Polk Quincy viaduct in Downtown Topeka.

Officials were called to the 200 block of SE Quincy around 8:15 a.m. Friday.

Lt. Scott Scurlock tells 13 NEWS that a person walked into the Law Enforcement Center around 8 a.m. and reported finding suspicious items under the bridge. Based on the report, officers went to the location and found a person deceased.

The victim appears to be a male, however, TPD would not confirm the gender to 13 NEWS.

Scurlock said they are currently investigating the incident as an unattended death, and possibly suspicious in nature. A TPD spokesperson later told 13 NEWS the agency is investigating the incident as a homicide.

2nd St. near Quincy is shut down as of 8:50 a.m.

The victim’s identity has not been released.