Archive for Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Police still waiting for toxicology reports in Oread hotel death

More than five weeks after a man fell to his death at the Oread Hotel, the investigation continues. Police are still waiting for toxicology reports to return.

July 14, 2010


More than five weeks after a man fell to his death from an upper-level balcony at The Oread, 1200 Oread Ave., Lawrence police said the case is still under investigation.

“We’re waiting on toxicology reports to come back,” Lawrence police Sgt. Mike Monroe said. “We’re in a holding pattern until then.”

An electrician working at the hotel discovered the body of 25-year-old Brandon Sims on the second-floor balcony the morning of June 8.

Lawrence police have said only that they think Sims fell from an upper floor but have not indicated whether the incident was an accident; nor have they ruled out foul-play.

The coroner is not yet releasing autopsy results.

Police did not have a timeframe for when they think their investigation will be complete.


blindrabbit 5 years ago

I'll bet there is some red-tape and special interests involved with getting this cleared-up.

Jaylee 5 years ago

All kinds of deaths surrounding the Oread. Horrible for this fellow, but just watch. They'll sweep it under the rug, just like every other questionable, provocative situation surrounding the Boner on the Hill.

kernal 5 years ago

" They'll sweep it under the rug" Jaylee, sweep what under the rug?

volunteer 5 years ago

My family spent a week-end at The Oread over the 4th ($99 special) and enjoyed our stay. No flying bodies, no provocotive situations. Just convenient valet parking and remarkably friendly staff.

igby 5 years ago

It has been somewhat more calm since this happened. I wonder if the drunk regulars ran out of trust fund money for the month.

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