Woman found dead in North Lawrence; police investigating as homicide

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Post last updated at 9:18 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22:

A 51-year-old woman was found dead from “apparent stab wounds” Thursday morning in North Lawrence, according to a social media post from the Lawrence Police Department.


The woman was found around 4:30 a.m. Thursday in her tent at a camp near 100 Maple St., according to the post.

“The death is being investigated as a homicide,” the post stated.

Police detained a person of interest in Burcham Park for questioning, according to the post.

“Investigations personnel are currently speaking with witnesses, and the person of interest has been brought to LKPD headquarters for questioning. We will provide more information as we are able,” according to the post.

The woman’s tent was not in the city-sanctioned campsite, according to the post.

Note, Feb. 26, 2024: Because of a technical issue with our website, later updates to this story did not publish when they should have. An update and further information is available in this article.

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