Archive for Monday, March 10, 2014

Lawrence Police identify dead man found Saturday by Kansas River

March 10, 2014


The Lawrence Police Department has identified the dead man found Saturday along the south bank of the Kansas River.

There are no signs of foul play associated with the death of Troy A. Straub, 44, of Lawrence, according to a news release from the department. A formal report from the Coroner's Office was still pending Monday afternoon.

Straub's body was discovered shortly before 9 a.m. Saturday by volunteers participating in a neighborhood cleanup.


Clark Coan 3 years, 11 months ago

Apparently, EMS/fire fighters had to reach his body by boat because the bank was too steep. Maybe the fall killed him. Was he a fisher or homeless?

BTW, an out-of-town visitor to downtown the other day told me that some of the panhandlers are "scary-looking". I know I wouldn't want to meet them in a back alley at night. I'm sure they don't help bring in tourist dollars.

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