Death Investigation

Media Release Date: 

For Immediate Release – July 9, 2014

Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Contact:  Sgt. Trent McKinley (785) 830-7404


Body Found Along K-10 Highway Identified

This morning, shortly after 6:00am, Lawrence Police responded to the report of a body found alongside K-10 highway.  Emergency responders located the body of a man on the north side of the roadway, east of O’Connell Road, near Venture Park.  Medical personnel determined the individual was deceased therefore detectives and crime scene personnel were summoned.  Westbound traffic was reduced to one lane for several hours this morning while personnel processed the scene.

The deceased has been identified as Nathan Thurman, age 37.  Mr. Thurman recently had been staying at the Lawrence Community Shelter nearby.  An autopsy is scheduled for later today.  Thus far, foul play is not suspected in Mr. Thurman’s death.


Sergeant Trent McKinley
Public Affairs Officer
Lawrence Police Department
4820 Bob Billings Parkway
Lawrence, Kansas 66049
office: 785.830.7404