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UPDATE: Body Of Former Salina Man Found

KSAL Staff - January 3, 2014 3:45 pm

Michael Packard, Lawrence and formerly of Salina, had been missing since New Year's Day.

UPDATE 6:50 PM: A Lawrence disc jockey whose friends reported him missing has been found dead on the grounds of a northeast Kansas park.

The manager of Clinton State Park says that that a body found Friday morning has been identified as that of 26-year-old Michael Packard.

No information was released about the cause of death, but Lawrence police spokeswoman Kim Murphree says foul play is not suspected.

Packard, a former Salinan, was last seen on New Year’s Eve at The Granada Theater, where he was working the door. Friends filed a missing person report Friday morning after Packard missed his DJ shift at The Bottleneck’s weekly Thursday night dance party.


Associated Press information from: The Lawrence Journal-World

UPDATE 4:00pm: Channel 6 News in Lawrence (6newslawrence.com) is reporting Michael Packard’s body has been found.

ORIGINAL STORY: A former Salina resident is missing from his home in Lawrence.

Michael Packard was last seen in Lawrence on Wednesday by his roommate. He left his residence without telling his roommate where he was going.

Packard is originally from Salina. He is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He has waist-length brown hair, worn in dreadlocks and typically pulled back. He has brown eyes.  He is believed to be driving a 2003 olive green Dodge Stratus with Saline County tags.

If you have any information regarding Packard’s disappearance or know of his whereabouts, contact the Lawrence Police Department at 785-832-7509.

Terry Tebrugge

January 3, 2014 at 4:10 pm

It has been reported by Channel 6 News in Lawrence that Mr. Packard has been found deceased…


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