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Archive for Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Lawrence police still investigating case of man found dead in Howard Johnson hotel

July 6, 2011

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Lawrence police detectives Wednesday still were investigating the death of a 52-year-old Lawrence man whose body was found Tuesday morning in a Lawrence hotel room.

Sgt. Matt Sarna, a Lawrence police spokesman, said officers were still waiting on autopsy and toxicology results as part of the investigation. Police were called at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday to the Howard Johnson Hotel, 2222 W. Sixth St., after someone found the man unresponsive.

Police have not released the man’s name and were still trying to determine the cause of death and circumstances of the incident.

Forensic investigators Tuesday evening could be seen in the hotel's parking lot dusting beer cans for evidence.

Officers asked anyone with information to call police at 785-832-7650 or Douglas County Crime Stoppers at 785-843-TIPS (8477).

Comments

Norma Jeane Baker 3 years, 5 months ago

HoJo's? When did that hotel change names (again)?

rhaig1 3 years, 5 months ago

You can call a Pinto a Cadillac all day long but it's still a pinto. It doesnt matter what the motel changes their name to. It will still be a place to buy crack ,sell crack and do crack. Trouble gathers there. I'm sorry to the family for their loss.

kernal 3 years, 5 months ago

Are you thinking of the Virginia Inn further down the street? Howard Johnsons used to be the Ramada Inn.

akt2 3 years, 5 months ago

When they start fingerprinting beer cans left in the parking lot, you know the accommodations are questionable.

lister03 3 years, 5 months ago

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lister03 3 years, 5 months ago

EVERYONE NEEDS TO LEARN TO NOT JUDGE A SITUATION BEFORE THEY KNOW THE STORY ALL YOU GUYS KNOW IS THAT THERE WAS A DEAD MAN IN A CRUMMY HOTEL ROOM AND U INSTANTLY JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS... HOW WOULD U FEEL IF THAT WAS A MAN IN UR FAMILY AND PEOPLE ON THE LOCAL LJWORLD WERE ALL DOWNIN HIM AND HE WAS JUST FOUND DEAD TUESDAY?? EVERYONE NEEDS TO THINK BEFORE THEY SPEAK

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