TOPEKA (KSNT) – A petition calling for investigations into Kansas government organizations was started on Friday amid community outcry over the death of a local five-year-old girl.

The petition organizer, Claudia Richardson, calls for various investigations along with a call for action from Governor Laura Kelly. The petition had 250 signatures on it by 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 6.

Zoey Felix was reported dead by the Topeka Police Department (TPD) earlier this week. A 25-year-old homeless Topeka man, Mickel Cherry, was later arrested on charges of murder and rape.

Felix’s death has spurred an outpouring of support from different parts of the Topeka community. A local Topeka man is planning to hold a peaceful protest this weekend to call for changes to be made by state lawmakers to ensure cases like Felix are not repeated.

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