Body found in park identified as missing local DJ

Lawrence resident Michael Packard, 26, had been missing since Jan. 1.

A body found at Clinton State Park Friday morning has been identified as 26-year-old Lawrence resident Michael Packard, according to Clinton State Park Manager, Dale Schwiger.

Packard’s body was discovered at East 700 and North 1400 roads on the Clinton State Park grounds at around 9 a.m, said Kim Murphree, a spokeswoman for the Lawrence Police Department. Foul play is not suspected, she said.

Packard’s friends had filed a missing person’s report with police Friday morning after Packard missed his weekly DJ shift at The Bottleneck’s “Feel Good” dance party Thursday evening.

Drew James, marketing director for The Granada Theater, said Packard was last seen Tuesday at the Granada during a New Year’s Eve event. James said Packard was employed on the Granada’s door staff, but was not working the night of his disappearance.