Homicide Investigation

Media Release Date: 

For Immediate Release – January 18, 2014

Lawrence Kansas Police Department

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

Lawrence Police Investigating Homicide at Southwest Lawrence Home

Lawrence Police Officers responded to a residence in the 2900 block of West 26th Street late Friday evening in an attempt to contact an individual reported missing by family members. As officers checked the home they discovered the body of an adult male inside the residence. The victim appeared to have suffered traumatic injuries and investigators are currently working the scene as a homicide. Positive identification of the deceased has not occurred and further information about his identity is not being released at this time.

Officers are seeking Sarah Brooke Gonzales McLinn, age 19, who also resides at the home and has not been seen in several days. She may be travelling in a dark gray or blue 2008 Nissan Altima four door with Kansas “In God We Trust” license number AK149. A recent photo of Sarah Brooke Gonzales McLinn is seen below (and attached to this release).

Anyone with information regarding Sarah Brook Gonzales McLinn is asked to call the Lawrence Police Department at (785) 832-7509 or Douglas County CrimeStoppers at 843-TIPS(8477). Calls to CrimeStoppers may be made anonymously and callers with information may be eligible for a reward of up to $1000.