10 Years Later, Topeka Still Seeks Answers in Unsolved Quadruple Murder Case

TOPEKA, Kan. – A decade has passed since the chilling discovery of four bodies in central Topeka, a case that continues to baffle investigators. On December 1, 2013, the bodies of Carla Avery, Marvin Woods, Eric Avery, and Tamesha Lee were found in two different locations. Two boys stumbled upon Carla Avery’s body behind a strip mall near SW 21st and Washburn, leading authorities to the home where they found the other three victims. The case remains unsolved, leaving a community grieving and searching for closure.

The Kansas Department of Corrections’ “Cold Case Deck” featured the unsolved homicide as part of its efforts to generate leads from people in jails and prisons. Despite the passage of time, the Topeka Police Department, along with the Shawnee County District Attorney’s Office Cold Case Investigator, continues to investigate the quadruple murder. They urge anyone with information to come forward, emphasizing that tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

With the 10-year anniversary of the quadruple murders, the community is grappling with unanswered questions and hoping for a breakthrough in the case. Authorities are committed to seeking justice for the victims and their loved ones, emphasizing the importance of public cooperation in bringing closure to the 10-year-old tragedy. The case serves as a reminder of the enduring impact of unsolved crimes on communities and the families of the victims.

Ten years after the quadruple murders in central Topeka, the investigation remains ongoing, with authorities urging anyone with information to come forward. The unresolved case has left a community in search of closure, and efforts continue to bring the perpetrators to justice.