Five suspects in Topeka triple murder have been arrested

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) – Police in Topeka are investigating a triple homicide.

Courtesy: Shawnee County Jail (Top row : Richard Folsom , Joseph Lowry, Bottom row : Joseph Krahn, Shane Mays, Brian Flowers)

Topeka police Lt. Andrew Beightel says the bodies of two men and one woman were found late Sunday when officers responded to a welfare check in the 100 block of NW Grant Street at 11:20 p.m.

Police identified the victims as Matthew Leavitt, 19, Nicole Fisher, 38, and Luke David, 20, all of Topeka.

Five people have been booked into the Shawnee County Department of Corrections on charges related to the incident. They have been identified as 26-year-old Richard Folsom, 19-year-old Shane Mays, 34-year-old Joseph Krahn, 32-year-old Brian Flowers, and 30-year-old Joseph Lowery, all of Topeka.

The investigation remains ongoing. If you have any information relating to this incident please contact the Topeka Police Department at 785-368-9400 or Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.


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