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Police investigating gas leak in Topeka home find woman dead

November 2, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Police say officials investigating reports of a gas leak in a central Topeka home found a woman dead inside the home.

The Capital-Journal reports that police and firefighters were called to the home just after 8 p.m. Friday and forced their way inside, where they found an unresponsive woman. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Medics took another person found in the house to a hospital in serious condition.

The names of the victims have not been released.

Police say in a news release that officers discovered “suspicious circumstances” at the scene, which led them to secure the property. No other details had been released by early Saturday afternoon.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com