Archive for Sunday, March 13, 2011

Dead body found in shallow creek behind 700 block of Michigan Street in central Lawrence

Lawrence police investigate the scene where a dead body was discovered Sunday afternoon in a creek bed and wooded area in the 700 block of Michigan St. near Hawk Pointe Apartments.

March 13, 2011, 1:58 p.m. Updated March 13, 2011, 8:38 p.m.

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Residents in the area of the 700 block of Michigan Street visit as Lawrence police investigate the scene where a dead body was discovered Sunday afternoon in a creek bed and wooded area just east of Hawk's Pointe Apartments I and some nearby townhouses. In the background is a police investigation support van.

Residents in the area of the 700 block of Michigan Street visit as Lawrence police investigate the scene where a dead body was discovered Sunday afternoon in a creek bed and wooded area just east of Hawk's Pointe Apartments I and some nearby townhouses. In the background is a police investigation support van.

Lawrence police investigate the scene where a dead body was discovered Sunday afternoon in a creek bed and wooded area in the 700 block of Michigan St. near Hawk's Pointe Apartments I.

Lawrence police investigate the scene where a dead body was discovered Sunday afternoon in a creek bed and wooded area in the 700 block of Michigan St. near Hawk's Pointe Apartments I.

Lawrence police investigate the area where a dead body was discovered Sunday afternoon in a creek bed and wooded area in the 700 block of Michigan Street near Hawk's Pointe I Apartments.

Lawrence police investigate the area where a dead body was discovered Sunday afternoon in a creek bed and wooded area in the 700 block of Michigan Street near Hawk's Pointe I Apartments.

Police say no foul play was involved in the death of a man whose body was found in a creek behind a house in the 700 block of Michigan Street.

Emergency crews were dispatched about 1:20 p.m. Sunday after a resident in the 700 block of Michigan reported an unconscious person in the creek. Emergency crews later said the person was deceased.

According to a media release from the Lawrence Police Department, the subject was a male, and police officers and detectives have been working to determine the circumstances of his death. They are waiting on autopsy results, but say no foul play was involved.

Check LJWorld.com for updates.

Comments

Deja Coffin 4 years, 2 months ago

Very sad indeed. My thoughts and prayers go out to this person's family and friends.

sallyone 4 years, 2 months ago

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tsao 4 years, 2 months ago

i live in one of those town homes, there isn't enough water in the creek for anyone to drown, it's mostly trash and rocks. pretty steep. someone could easily hit their head and become injured.

CreatureComforts 4 years, 2 months ago

It really takes surprisingly little to drown. Not saying that is what caused it, who knows at this point, but...very, very little. The mouth and nose are really close together, and should one become incapacitated and unable to move, it only takes a tiny amount of water to drown someone.

BruceWayne 4 years, 2 months ago

found this:there are actually 3 types of drowning wet drowning, dry drowning and secondary drowning you can not wet drown in a teaspoon of water but you can dry drown you also can secondary drown. drowning is basically suffocation caused by water. wet drowning is when you inhale so much water that your lungs are full and you can not breathe.secondary drowning is when you inhale a small amount of water which has no immediate effect it then "foams up" in the lungs as you are breathing finally having the same effect as wet drowning this can take up to 3 days. dry drowning is when you inhale water and the airways leading to the lungs close to prevent more water from entering the lungs this also suffocates you.but both secondary and dry drowning are rare to come by

Heather Perry 4 years, 2 months ago

yes it only takes a tablespoon of water to drown

BlackVelvet 4 years, 2 months ago

if someone were to fall, unconscous, face first into the creek, as little as one inch of water is sufficient for someoen to drown.

Jamminalive 4 years, 2 months ago

No offense to anybody but can you just say "condolences" instead of arguing about little things? remember to show no cooth Lawrence, KS

Heather Perry 4 years, 2 months ago

and condolences to the family and friends

tyson travis 4 years, 2 months ago

Marine Ira Hayes, who helped raise the flag over Iwo Jima, drowned in a very shallow puddle, I believe he was intoxicated and couldn't raise his head out of it. I wish the media would update their style sheets and stop using this "dead body" term, it's the Dept. of Redundancy Dept. Ever seen a live body? Someone either found a body or found an injured/unconscious person.

50YearResident 4 years, 2 months ago

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Melina Glynos-Margaritopolous 4 years, 2 months ago

He wasn't homeless, he was a good kid with a good heart...everyone is devastated

karen67357 4 years, 2 months ago

yes this is true. People get on here and say stupid mindless things. You all are going on speculation. He has a mother and loved ones who are mourning now. You wouldnt like for people to be gossiping about the loss of your loved one. Have a heart and think first before you speak.

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