June 13, 2021
Lawrence, US 69 F
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IN JULY 1970, 18-year-old Nick Rice was shot and killed on the KU campus. The circumstances of the killing were murky, and the shooter was never publicly identified. Now, with the help of newly obtained investigative documents, Lawrence Times reporter Conner Mitchell is shedding light on the case in this extended series.

The Times thanks Nick Rice’s brother, Chris, for his dedication to finding out the truth — not to mention the countless hours and thousands of dollars to gain access to the documents that expose it all — and for trusting the Times to tell this story.

We also thank the Times’ subscribers for making this series possible. We couldn’t do this without you. This kind of intensive research and storytelling takes a lot of time. If you believe journalism like this is important for Lawrence and Douglas County, please support us with a voluntary subscription to the Times.

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