UPDATE: Body found in De Soto that of missing Olathe man

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- UPDATE: A body found in rural northeast Kansas has been identified as that of an Olathe man missing since Oct. 20.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office said Thursday there's no evidence of criminal activity in the unattended death of 22-year-old Brad Cook. A pedestrian found Cook's body Tuesday in rural De Soto.

The discovery was made about two miles from where another unattended death was reported this week. In that case, a person was found dead in a carport outside a De Soto apartment complex.

Investigators have not revealed the cause of either death, and say they don't believe the two cases are connected.


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The lawyer for the family of a missing northeast Kansas man says a body found Tuesday matches the description of the man, who has been missing since Sunday.

Attorney Henry Cox says Johnson County sheriff's deputies contacted the family of 22-year-old Brad Cook of Olathe on Tuesday to confirm what clothing Cook was wearing when he disappeared. Cox says the clothes on the body found in De Soto match what Cook was wearing.

Cox told The Kansas City Star that deputies would not say anything about the cause of death. A medical examination will be conducted Wednesday.

Cook left his home in Olathe without his cellphone or wallet. His motorcycle was found a few hours later in a strip mall's parking lot in De Soto.


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