Body found near river identified

Shortly before 9 Saturday morning, Lawrence Police Officers were dispatched to a wooded area near 7th and New Jersey regarding a body found near the south bank of the Kansas River.

Volunteers participating in a neighborhood clean up made the discovery.  Crime scene investigators from the Lawrence Police Department and Coroner Scene Investigators responded to investigate.

The deceased has been identified as Troy A. Straub, a 44 year old Lawrence resident.  At this time, there are no signs of foul play.  A formal report from the Coroner’s Office is pending.


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