Riley County police provide few details about body discovery Sunday

By Bethany Knipp

The death of an elderly man here Sunday is being investigated as a homicide.

Riley County police identified the victim as John Burroughs, 68, of Lot 277 Red Bud Estates. Burroughs’ body was found Sunday afternoon by police responding to a request to check on Burroughs’ welfare. RCPD information officer Matt Droge would not say who had asked police to check on Burroughs.

Police did not comment on why they were listing the case as a homicide, nor did they indicate whether they had developed any suspects. Droge did indicate that no arrests had been made.

Instead, Droge said anyone with information about the murder could call RCPD at 785-537-2112 or the Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers at 785-539-7777. Callers may remain anonymous. There is a reward for information for up to $1,000.

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