Archive for Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Body found in Basehor determined to be suicide

September 30, 2008, 12:57 p.m. Updated September 30, 2008, 1:32 p.m.


The cause of death for a man whose body was found Sunday afternoon in Basehor has been determined to be suicide.

According to Basehor Police Chief Lloyd Martley, a father and his sons noticed a strange smell while visiting a pond about 3:30 p.m. Sunday just north of State Avenue on 150th Street. After following the smell, they discovered the body and called the police.

The body was hidden in a heavily wooded area that was not visible from the road, Martley said, and he estimates it had been there three to six months. A coroner has determined it may have been as little as a month, depending on the weather.

"At this point the only thing we know about it is it appears to be a male; unknown age or race," Martley said.

The only other information police know about the man at this time is that he was about 5 feet 4 inches tall. His identity is still under investigation.


Christine Pennewell Davis 9 years, 6 months ago

oh my yuck for that family that found this poor person, hope they can figure it out.

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