Shawnee Police Investigate After Body Found Near Motel

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 3:21 pm
By: News 9

Shawnee police are investigating the scene where a body was found near a motel Tuesday afternoon.

According to police, about 12:30 p.m., officers responded to a 911 call in reference to a body found near the Motel 6 parking lot, located near Interstate 40 and Harrison. 

The body has been identified, but police have not released the name pending notification of family members. The body is of a man and possibly in his 20s, Shawnee police said.

Employees of a nearby business said the man's body was discovered by a lawn service worker. 

News 9 was told the body was just off the edge of the south side of the parking lot near the motel, in an area where the grass is pushed down. 

Families were spending time in the Motel 6 pool after police cleared the scene. 

"I have two little brothers here. I just wish it wouldn't have happened here," said Tina Dempsey. The incident is still under investigation.

Stay with News 9 and for updates.