K-State student dies in hospital after aggravated battery

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At 7 p.m. Tuesday in Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka, life support ended for K-State student Bradley Murray, the 25-year-old victim of aggravated battery.

The Friday morning incident is still considered an aggravated battery until results are available from Murray’s autopsy today in Topeka, according to Riley County Police Department Capt. Kurt Moldrup.

A military medic found Murray alongside the 1700 block of N. Manhattan Avenue at about 1:40 a.m., according to a news release. He appeared to have been struck in the left side of the head near his eye, which caused severe head trauma, according to the release.

Murray was intoxicated but conscious when the medic found him and notified Emergency Medical Services. He eventually lost consciousness and was taken to Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan, then to Stormont-Vail.

Police are still looking for two unknown men who appeared to be assisting Murray when he was found. According to the report, one of the men was wearing a purple shirt and had unkempt, long blond hair, and the other was wearing a plaid shirt. Moldrup said there is no reason to believe the men are suspects, but they are persons of interest because he cannot rule them out until police speak with them.

Police still seek tips in the case, as they have received no information from anyone yet. They are especially interested in speaking with anyone who had contact with Murray after 1:20 a.m. Friday in or around Aggieville – his last known location. Anyone with information is asked to please call the RCPD and ask for Det. Scott Hajek at 785-537-2112, ext. 3051 or anonymously call Riley County Crime Stoppers at 785-539-7777.

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