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Passers-by find body floating in Lawrence pond

Passers-by find body floating in Lawrence pond

By Associated Press. CREATED Sep 1, 2014

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Lawrence police say it could take a while to identify the badly decomposed body of a man who was found in a city park.

The Lawrence Journal-World (http://bit.ly/Y5Yu3c ) reports a couple from out of town reported seeing a body lying face-down in shallow water west of Vermont Street bridge on Sunday.

Police Sgt. Craig Shanks says because of the condition of the body, it likely will be some time before a positive ID and cause of death are determined.

Suzanne Conley says she and her boyfriend discovered the body during a holiday weekend visit to Lawrence, where she attended the University of Kansas in the late 1980s.

Police are awaiting the results of an autopsy by the Douglas County Coroner's Office.