Man's body found among recycling material


Foul play is not suspected to have been involved in the death of a man whose body was found by employees Monday among recycling material inside a building at Rolling Meadows Landfill, 7351 N.W. US-75, highway, Topeka police said Tuesday.


“Preliminary information indicates the death did not occur at the landfill,” said police public relations specialist Gretchen Koenen.


Police identified the man as Paul A. Vigil, 62, of Topeka, she said.


Topeka police investigators were called about noon Monday to the landfill, Koenen said.


“Cause of death and related information will need to come from the coroner’s office,” she said.


The Topeka Capital-Journal received no response from police to questions about why they were investigating the death instead of Shawnee County Sheriff’s officials. Rolling Meadows Landfill is located outside Topeka city limits.


Woman hurt when vehicle rolls into creek


BURRTON — A Burrton woman was injured when her SUV hit a bridge guardrail and then overturned, landing in a creek Tuesday night in Reno County.


According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Valerie L. Harper, 57, was southbound on Worthington Road about 9:35 p.m. when her 2015 Jeep Cherokee SUV left the roadway and struck the bridge rail.


The vehicle rolled and came to rest on its side in the creek.


Harper, who was wearing a seat belt, suffered suspected minor injuries, the Patrol reported.


The crash occurred just north of Stroud Road or about 2 miles southwest of Burrton.