Man found near Landon Trail Identified
Topeka law enforcement officials have identified the man found dead in Shunga Creek near 21st and Lakewood Monday morning as James Otis Martin, 49, of Topeka.
Officials responded to the report of a body just east of SE 21st and Lakewood Blvd. about 10:00 Monday morning. Police say someone walking the Landon Nature Trail stopped at a bridge, looked into the water and found the body in the creek waters.
"We don't have any idea how long it's been here," said Major Bill Cochran of TPD. "Once the coroner gets here we can make an assessment of things a little better and we'll be able to get more details."
Authorities told 13 NEWS there were no obvious injuries to the body which is being taken to the coroners office for an autopsy.
This is an ongoing story that will be updated as we have new information.