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25 years ago: Investigators keeping mum on identity of skeleton found in field

March 10, 2014


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 10, 1989:

  • Douglas County officials were investigating what they were reasonably sure was a human skeleton found the previous afternoon in a field about 11 miles west of Lawrence. "We're pretty sure we know who it is, but before we release the name, we're going to make sure the identification is positive and then notify the family," said Douglas County Sheriff's Detective Mike Suitt. A survey crew working for a pipeline company had come upon the remains in a field about a mile west of Douglas County Road 1023 on 1700N. Several articles of clothing, including a wallet with identification, had been found with the skeleton.
  • Local architects interested in designing the proposed second Lawrence high school were soon to begin making presentations to a district Architect Selection Committee. Supt. Dan Neuenswander said the committee wanted to be able to make a recommendation on an architecture firm at the school board's next meeting in late March. The firm selected was first to help the district determine the best site for the proposed school, then to create a design and, if a bond issue of at least $22 million were approved by voters, oversee construction.


Ron Holzwarth 4 years, 3 months ago

From 'The Salina Journal' March 16, 1989:
The story rated only page 17!

LAWRENCE (AP) — A body found by a pipeline survey crew last week near the Douglas-Shawnee county line has been identified as that of a Eudora man who had been missing for nine months. Douglas County Sheriff Loren Anderson said there was no evidence of foul play in the death of Paul 0. Abel, 29, Anderson said. Abel's medical history is being checked but that the cause of death may never be determined. Abel's skeletal remains were found March 9 near Stull.

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