Lawrence police identify man found dead at Naismith Valley Park; no foul play suspected

Lawrence police on Tuesday released the identity of a man found dead 13 days ago at Naismith Valley Park.

The man was 40-year-old Kelly Crawford, of Independence, Mo., Sgt. Amy Rhoads, public affairs officer for the Lawrence Police Department, said via email Tuesday.

She said that at this time police did not suspect foul play in his death.

Officers had been dispatched the afternoon of June 10 to a report of a body found in the park, at 1400 W. 27th St., the Journal-World previously reported. Little additional information had been available to the Journal-World until Tuesday’s identification.

Related coverage:

June 19, 2020: Lawrence police: No new information available in Naismith Valley Park death investigation

June 12, 2020: Lawrence police still investigating death reported Wednesday

• June 10, 2020: Lawrence police investigating death at Naismith Valley Park


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