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Archive for Monday, September 24, 2012

Homicide victim found at cemetery

September 24, 2012

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— Police in Topeka say a man found dead in a cemetery had been shot several times.

The death is being investigated as the sixth homicide of the year in the city.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports groundskeepers arriving for work at Topeka Cemetery noticed the man around 8:20 a.m. Monday and thought he had simply passed out. Officers arrived and confirmed the man was dead. Police Capt. Jerry Stanley says the death occurred sometime in the previous 24 hours.

Authorities have publicly identified the victim so far only as a man in his 20s. But several people who went to the cemetery said the victim was a relative whom they had been unable to reach for some time.

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