Police investigate man’s body found near highway


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Lawrence police say they don’t suspect foul play in the death of a man whose body was found along Kansas 10 in Douglas County.

A commuter noticed the body about 6 a.m. Wednesday near an industrial area called Venture Park.

The man was later identified as 37-year-old Nathan Thurman. Police said Thurman had recently been staying at the nearby Lawrence Community Shelter, which serves the homeless and people at risk of losing their homes.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

Westbound traffic on the heavily traveled highway was reduced to one lane Wednesday morning while detectives examined the scene.


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