Man found dead in central Topeka identified

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Topeka police have named the man found dead in central Topeka Saturday morning as 44-year-old Kenneth Leray Vetaw.

Police say Vetaw was shot. The official cause of death will later be determined after an autopsy.

Topeka police report that a neighbor in the area found Vetaw’s body and called police. Authorities arrived on the scene just after 8:00 a.m. and found the man dead.

Police say the man was injured in the 1400 block of Southwest Harrison and then walked toward 15th St. and Southwest Blvd. where police found his body.

Detectives are currently investigating and still gathering information surrounding what happened.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call 785-368-9400 or Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.

KSNT will update story as new information becomes available both online and tonight on KSNT News.

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