TOPEKA — Divers are searching a Topeka-area lake as part of the investigation into the 2012 shooting death of a developer.
Officers investigating the death of 39-year-old Corey Michael Brown retrieved several items by noon Monday from Lake Shawnee. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the retrieved items included lawn chairs, fishing poles, old bottles and cans.
Monroe E. Lockhart, 40, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his friend and business partner. Lockhart also faces a felony arson charge in Shawnee County District Court.
Lockhart is incarcerated for other crimes. Earlier this year, he was sentenced to serve nearly 10 years in prison in connection with a November 2011 home invasion.
The dive team comes from Douglas County. It was requested by the Topeka Police Department.