UPDATE: Woman Identified In Topeka Hotel Death


Topeka Police continue to investigate a dead body found in a motel Friday afternoon.

Around 1 p.m. the body of a dead woman was called in to the Topeka Police at the Country Club Motel located at 3732 SW Topeka Blvd. The woman is said be 39 years old and to have checked into the motel Thursday around 2 p.m.

Authorities have confirmed the identity of the woman as 39-year-old old Lena Ann Keithley of Topeka.

“[She] was found by one of the maintenance workers after going in to check to see if the room had been vacated yet,” said Division Commander for Criminal Investigations for the TPD, Jerry Stanley.

Stanley says they are investigating the death as suspicious because they can’t determine the cause of death until they have know the results of the autopsy. An expedited autopsy has been finished, but they haven’t released any more information at this time.

“The body, at some point, will be transported down for an autopsy with the medical examiner at the coroner’s office to help determine where the investigation goes from there,” said Stanley.

 The Shawnee County District Attorney’s office is also involved in the investigation.