The Douglas County Coroner’s office Monday identified a 21-year-old Lawrence man as the body found a day earlier in a wooded area in central Lawrence.
Coroner’s investigators confirmed that Jakson McTaggart’s body was found at 1:20 p.m. Sunday in the wooded area and creek bed just west of the 700 block of Michigan Street.
Lawrence police did not release additional information about the case Monday, but Sgt. Matt Sarna, a police spokesman, said officers do not suspect foul play in the man’s death although an autopsy is ongoing.
The cause of death was not available Monday as a coroner’s spokeswoman said the autopsy was not complete pending toxicology results.
Lawrence police have asked anyone with information in the case to call the department at 785-832-7650 or Douglas County Crime Stoppers at 785-843-TIPS (8477).
According to McTaggart’s death notice, graveside inurnment will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Hardy Oaks Cemetery in Jefferson County. Warren-McElwain Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.