Lawrence police investigating death at Naismith Hall

An empty stretcher is brought out of Naismith Hall as Lawrence Douglas County Fire & Medical respond to a report of a man found dead at Naismith Hall Friday morning. No foul play is suspected.
Lawrence Douglas County Fire & Medical investigate a report of a man who was found dead at Naismith Hall Friday morning. Foul play is not suspected.

Lawrence police are investigating the death of a Lawrence teenager who was found Friday morning in Naismith Hall, 1800 Naismith Drive.

A police spokeswoman said Friday that foul play is not suspected. The teenager’s name was being withheld pending notification of his family in both Lawrence and Kansas City.

Friday night, the spokeswoman said the notification process was still ongoing, and police had no timeline for when it would be completed.

The deceased is not a Kansas University student, but because of the number of students who live in Naismith Hall and its proximity to campus, KU is making counselors available to students.

Naismith Hall is a private, off-campus residence hall and not part of KU’s Department of Student Housing.