Update

FORT SCOTT, Kans. — Authorities believe they have identified the individual found dead in a Fort Scott park Thursday.

The deceased male located in the wooded area of Gunn Park, just near the river is presumed to be 40-year-old, Derrick Wayne Johnson, a Fort Scott resident.

The identity of the individual will be confirmed after an autopsy set for Sunday, June 19th.

This is a developing story and we will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.


Original

FORT SCOTT, Kans. — Fort Scott investigators are determining the cause of death for an individual found Thursday.

The body, discovered shortly before 11 AM, was found in the northern area of Gunn Park and near the Marmaton River, according to a Facebook post by FSPD.

The cause of death is unknown at this time as authorities work to learn more.