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Body Found at Perry Lake


On March 14th, 2018 at 9:58 AM, The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office received a call from a Douglas County Detective advising he had received a call from a subject stating they witnessed a murder last night at Perry Lake.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office responded to the reported area of Perry Lake.  Upon arrival at Perry Lake the body of an unidentified male was found, later identified as Taylor Sawyer, 22 years old with apparent gunshot wounds.

After gaining information, an arrest was made in Lawrence by Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Jonathan Blevins, 22 years old from Topeka, Kansas is booked into the Jefferson County Jail on Intentional 2nd Degree Murder.

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