Jun 03, 2023

Police ask for help to ID victim in Kansas homicide investigation

Posted Jun 03, 2023 2:30 PM

DOUGLAS COUNTY– Law enforcement authorities are asking for the public's help identifying a victim in an overnight homicide in Lawrence.  Police have no suspect in custody and are working to identity the victim.

Just after 1a.m. Saturday, several calls came into police dispatch reporting the sound of gunshots in the area of 24th and Cedarwood in Lawrence, according to Police Spokesperson Laurie McCabe. Officers arrived on scene and began speaking to witnesses but found no victim. 

Officers also proactively dispatched to the hospital and witnessed a car speeding into the Emergency Department entrance.  Officers pulled a male victim from the back seat, who was later pronounced deceased by hospital personnel.  The man is a white male, probably in his 20’s, with light brown hair. 

Investigators have been working to get more information from the three men who were in the car with the victim, who say they don’t know his identity.  Police also canvassed the area where the crime occurred and have spoken to dozens of residents. 

Anyone with information is asked please call police or the Crime Stoppers hotline at 785.843.TIPS.