September 9, 2013

On Sunday, September 8, 2013 at approximately 2:30 PM, Officers with the Riley County Police Department were dispatched to the residence of John Burroughs, 68, located at 2500 Farm Bureau Road Lot #277; to conduct a welfare check. At the residence, officers discovered the deceased body of John Burroughs. Due to evidence at the scene this death has been ruled a homicide. The investigation of this incident is ongoing.

The Riley County Police Department asks those with information pertaining to the murder of John Burroughs to please contact RCPD (785-537-2112) or the Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous, collect calls are accepted, and you may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00. Contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 785-539-7777 (Toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS), send a text tip to “CRIMES” (274637) and start your message with “TIP353” followed by your message, or send a web tip by using the “submit a tip” button at the bottom of (or by visiting Crime Stoppers at