SHAWNEE COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are working to determine the cause of death after finding a body in rural Shawnee County.
On Tuesday, deputies responded to a report of a body found near a pond on a property in the 5300 block of SE Adams, according to Sgt. Todd Stallbaumer.
Deputies arrived on scene and found an elderly black male identified Wednesday as 70-year-old Benjamin McClelland, from the Topeka area.
The Shawnee County Coroner is still working to determine how McClelland died. Deputies released no additional details.