UPDATE: Topeka police investigate homicide, ask public’s help to find suspect

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TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Topeka Police Department is investigating what is being called a “suspicious death” after officers were flagged down in the Briarwood neighborhood Wednesday evening at 5:34 p.m. and directed towards a deceased person.

The deceased has been identified as Jennifer A. Morris, 25 of Topeka.

In a tweet Thursday morning the police department asked for the public’s help in locating Jesse B. Lees, 33. Authorities consider him a suspect in the Sept. 8 homicide on Briarwood Lane.

Officers found the person inside a home in the 3400 block of SW Briarwood Street.

No other information was released.

Anyone with information about this case is being encouraged to contact the Topeka Police Department at tellpd@topeka.org, pr call the Topeka Police Criminal Investigation Bureau at (785) 368-9400.

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