BREAKING: Arrest made in Manhattan murder investigation

(Archive photo by Rachel Kamm | Collegian Media Group)
The Riley County Law Enforcement Center. (Archive photo by Rachel Kamm | Collegian Media Group)

Riley County Police arrested Caleb Perry, 32, of Manhattan on Friday in connection to the murder of a 42-year-old woman in Manhattan six months ago. 

“On January 8, 2023, around 1:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Flint Hills Pl. for a welfare check,” Aaron Wintermote, RCPD public information officer, said in a press release. “After arriving, officers found Takeera Griffin dead in her apartment, and Perry on scene.” 

Wintermote said an investigation revealed Perry lied about the circumstances involving Griffin’s death, and that while the cause of death was unclear at first, it was later ruled a homicide.

Perry reportedly accessed a financial account of Griffin’s following her death.

“Perry was already confined in the Riley County Jail for unrelated charges when he was arrested around 5:15 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2023, for first-degree murder, criminal use of a financial card, and three counts of interference with law enforcement,” Wintermote said.

Perry remains confined with a total bond of $1,016,000.