Jul 31, 2020 8:02 PM

Police ID body found on Kansas nature trail

Posted Jul 31, 2020 8:02 PM
Nicole Grothe- photo courtesy RCPD
Nicole Grothe- photo courtesy RCPD

RILEY COUNTY —An adult female body found at Konza Prairie Nature Trail on July 22,  has been identified as Nicole Grothe, 38, of Manhattan, according to RCPD spokesperson Rachel Pate.

Follow-up conducted by detectives and crime scene investigators revealed information that suggested the body was that of Grothe, and the results of the autopsy and dental analysis confirmed the identification today.

There is no indication of suspicious circumstances. The investigation is still ongoing, according to RCPD.

Authorities near the scene of the July 22, investigation -photo courtesy WIBW TV
Authorities near the scene of the July 22, investigation -photo courtesy WIBW TV

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Riley County police said an adult woman's body was found at Konza Prairie Nature Trail on Wednesday at approximately 10 a.m. The investigation is ongoing and an autopsy is pending. Early indications do not suggest the death to be suspicious. There is no indication of danger to the public in the area.

Providing recovery assistance in the case were the Manhattan Fire Department Rescue Team, Konza Prairie Nature Trail staff, Riley County Fire District #1, the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, Kansas State University Police Department, Kansas Highway Patrol, Shawnee County Fire Department, Salina Fire Department and Kansas City Kansas Fire Department.

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RILEY COUNTY —A body was found on the Konza Prairie Nature Trail Wednesday, according to the Riley County Police Department.

Earlier, the agency asked information on the whereabouts of Nicole Grothe. She was believed to have been hiking on the Konza Prairie Nature Trail.

Nicole has brown hair, brown eyes, is 5-foot-4 and 130 pounds.

If you have any information call the RCPD at 911 or (785)537-2112.

Check the Post for additional details as they become available.