Lawrence police do not suspect foul play in the death of a 44-year-old Lawrence man whose body was found near the Kansas River Saturday morning.
Police and fire-medical personnel were dispatched at 8:48 a.m. to Seventh and New Jersey Streets after the member of a river cleanup group reported discovering the body.
Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman, said that police had yet to notify next of kin. McKinley said a preliminary exam by crime-scene investigators and a coroner led investigators to believe that foul play was not involved in the death.
On Saturday, McKinley said he didn’t know whether the man had a home or was between homes at the time of his death. He also said he didn’t see a campsite but saw a “campfire ring” nearby.