Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Update: Name released in Death Investigation in Linn County

On September 4, 2022, a press release was provided regarding the death of a male in Parker, Kansas. Detective’s have been working the death investigation since.

The male has been identified as Austin B. Mebane, a white male, 32 years of age. 

Mr. Mebane was familiar with the Parker area and resided in the area at times, however he was from the Kansas City, Mo. area. Mr. Mebane’s next of kin has been notified.

It has been determined that Mr. Mebane died from a fatal dosage of illicit drugs. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mr. Mebane.

Original Release:

On September 4, 2022, at 11:27a.m. the Linn County Sheriff’s Office received a call to investigate a subject lying in the grass at 301 Catalpa Ave. in Parker, Kansas. A Deputy checked the area and found a deceased male on the property. The scene was processed, and Detectives are interviewing neighbors and subjects in the area. There is no known reason to believe that there is any danger to the public.

The name of the decedent will not be released until notification of the next of kin. If you believe you may have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Linn County Sheriff Detective’s Bureau at (913) 795-2665. 

Thank you, Kevin J. Friend Sheriff

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