HARVEY COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – The Harvey County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a body found at East Park Lake Sunday afternoon as a potential homicide.

According to the Harvey County Sheriff, around 12:45 p.m., emergency personnel was dispatched to East Park after the body of a man was found by passersby on park property west of North East Lake Road, near Northeast 12th Street.

The sheriff said the man’s body was found on the ground near a dried-out portion of the lake bed.

Harvey County Sheriff Chad Gay says the body may have been there since Thursday or Friday. He says he believes it may have been placed there.

“Looking at it as a homicide, possibly murder,” said Gay. “That’s what it looks like.”

The man’s body or his cause of death has not been identified at this time. He will undergo an autopsy on Monday.