Downs Man Found Dead at Junction City Truck Stop

Authorities are working to determine what caused the death of a man found at a truck stop in Junction City.

Police were called Saturday to the Sapp Brothers truck stop, located at the junction of I-70 and Highway 77, on reports of an unresponsive man in the cab of a semi-truck.

Officers and EMS arrived and found 38-year-old Michael Menzies Jr, of Downs, in the truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tis body was taken to Topeka, where an autopsy was performed on Monday.

Police are awaiting toxicology results from that autopsy and do not suspect foul play in Menzies’ death.

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Now in his third year as News Director at KD-Country 94 and Z-96.3 The Lake, Chad is a jack of not all, but many trades. He spent previous years of his working life in hotel management, event planning, security, the aviation industry, staff writing for a newspaper, and as a small business owner. He began doing play-by-play of high school sports for KDNS and KZDY in 2009 and came to work full time for the stations in July of 2015. He is a single-father of a young daughter and enjoys spending his free time with her. His favorite activities include attending live music and sporting events as well as being a singer/songwriter. A natural conversationalist, he also enjoys a good discussion/debate on a myriad of topics from current events and politics to sports and philosophy. He resides in Beloit with his daughter and continues to write sports and meeting stories for a local newspaper.