Body Of Manhattan High School Student...

Body Of Manhattan High School Student Found In Field

There are 28 comments on the WIBW-TV Topeka story from Apr 14, 2011, titled Body Of Manhattan High School Student Found In Field. In it, WIBW-TV Topeka reports that:

Wind Chill: 49 F A Few Clouds Temp: 56.0 F Wind Chill: 53 F Posted: 1:41 AM Apr 14, 2011 Riley County Police say the body of Tyler Dowling, a 14-year-old Manhattan High School student, was found behind an apartment complex Wednesday evening.

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y0ahr M0mm

Topeka, KS

#1 Apr 15, 2011
i thought that whole incident was bullshit in the first place. obviously he was innocent and didn't deserve what these monsters did to him... he was a popular kid and the only person who had beef with him was that son-of-a-bitch Patrick Goodman.... i hope they burn in hell for this shit.... and to everyone who is reading this... stop spreading rumors because obviously no1 really knows what happened.... everyone does know that Tyler was an innocent child though and shouldn't have been the victim of this incident... SCREW THAT PERSON WHO KILLED HIM, I HOPE HE ROTS IN HELL FOR THIS!!!!
and whatever Tyler did to them or whatever the cause was...that's never a reason to kill someone....
wondering

Marion, IN

#2 Apr 15, 2011
so how many people were involved?
Molly

Hays, KS

#3 Apr 15, 2011
Tavon Spiller was involved also, how can he run around on facebook saying "tyler was a good guy" and all that when he's the one who helped do it! IM SICK TO MY STOMACH. tyler didn't deserve this shit, he was so young and such a beautiful soul. THESE PEOPLE WERE SUPPOSED TO BE HIS FRIENDS. I HOPE THEY BURN IN HELL FOR THIS SHIT. Cole drake was also involved. Cole got Tyler to sneak out of his house with him and then Tavon and Patrick beat and killed him. DO THEY NOT REALIZE WHAT THEY DID, Tyler was special. He was popular and had many friends. RIP tyler dowling. u will forever be in our hearts.
wondering

Marion, IN

#4 Apr 16, 2011
It seems to me that Tyler was living the life that they wanted. Popular, good in school and a good athlete. Its too bad that lives will forever be altered due to this stupidity. Denial is what a lot of people are going through. 1. Tyler cannot be dead and 2. Cole (his supposed friend) couldnt have done this. It'll play out in the courts and Cole will have a lot of years to think of what he had done.
advice for you kids

Junction City, KS

#5 Apr 16, 2011
Kids, you better watch what you say on this site. Your comments are not anonymous. If you accuse someone of something, you better be right or you can be in serious legal trouble. And even if you are right, you better know that their friends and family know your name and where you live. Sounds like a group you don't wanna f*** with.
Saddened

United States

#6 Apr 18, 2011
Cole will eventually spill the beans when he figures out not talking means he will never see parole, he will tell at some point. I find it interesting that the police are say that they do not any other suspects and that they are investigating still but if the just read some of these comments in defferent articles these students and friends of Tyler keep pointing out exactly who the police should be questioning I dont get why all the perps cant be arrested, this crime was to horrific for one person to do.
hmmm

United States

#7 Apr 18, 2011
Cole was a white boy that wanted to be a black thug "a wannabee" like all his so called "family" everybody could see that. On his facebook page he list all his lil' homies as family, well where is his "family" at now...pointing fingers at him. Cole thinks he is hard and can't snitch on his boys. Life in prison sounds pretty gruesome. Cole and his "boys" are punks, you see it took several...one couldn't handle it himself. In due time they will all get what is coming, justice will prevail.
God bless Coles "true" family, we really feel sorry for his brother who has to face all the MHS students and try and answer why?
Tyler you may not be with us in body but your soul lives on, they will get "everyone" that did this to you. God Bless and rest in Peace. To Coles Family, we can't even imagine the pain your are going to face for many years, God bless and be strong...like Tyler.
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Brownsburg, IN

#8 Apr 18, 2011
Saddened wrote:
Cole will eventually spill the beans when he figures out not talking means he will never see parole, he will tell at some point. I find it interesting that the police are say that they do not any other suspects and that they are investigating still but if the just read some of these comments in defferent articles these students and friends of Tyler keep pointing out exactly who the police should be questioning I dont get why all the perps cant be arrested, this crime was to horrific for one person to do.
its a marathon not a sprint. the police know what they are doing. they do not want to rush into anything. those kids arent going anywhere. they know that.
so sad

Junction City, KS

#9 Apr 22, 2011
Whats the latest, I hope they get the people that did this to a young kid. Bless his parents.
action

Brownsburg, IN

#10 Apr 25, 2011
so was that tavon kid involved?
Saddened

United States

#11 Apr 27, 2011
Tavon and Partick are the only two kids named by other kids who know them and people close to the incident, but I dont know looking at their facebook this Patrick kid is just out right arogant and suspect. This obviously was not committed by one person, if it was it was one strong kid and one hell of an ambush.
action

Brownsburg, IN

#12 Apr 27, 2011
Saddened wrote:
Tavon and Partick are the only two kids named by other kids who know them and people close to the incident, but I dont know looking at their facebook this Patrick kid is just out right arogant and suspect. This obviously was not committed by one person, if it was it was one strong kid and one hell of an ambush.
I dont know why it would take several people to shoot a kid in the head.
Saddened

United States

#13 Apr 27, 2011
It was more than just a shooting, there was a "jumping" that occured before the shooting.
action

Brownsburg, IN

#14 Apr 27, 2011
Saddened wrote:
It was more than just a shooting, there was a "jumping" that occured before the shooting.
Beating someone up and murdering them is two different things.
Saddened

United States

#15 Apr 28, 2011
Yes and no, luring someone out under the pretense that this is a friend of yours then jumping that person, meaning multiple people beating on one person, and then shooting and murdering that person just makes it a much worse and very intentional premeditated thing.
wth

Junction City, KS

#16 Apr 29, 2011
have they arrested anyone else besides the cole guy? how old is he, 14? probably get out by the time he's 18 and thats too bad. looks like gangs are getting bad in manhattan like wichita.
Saddened

United States

#17 Apr 29, 2011
No, Cole is the only one they have physical evidence on and Cole is not giving them any other names. I doubt he will be out by 18, strongly doubt, he will most likely be tried as an adult.
wth

Junction City, KS

#18 Apr 30, 2011
So that kid's going away for alot of years if he's tried as an adult. Why isn't he revealing details on the others involved, if any? A gang honor thing=dont tell on your homies? Afraid of what the accomplices will do to him if he tells?

The kids all had indications of gang activity on thier facebook pages, I heard. Flashing gang signs in pictures and gang style emblems (money over bitches. If this is true where were the parents? the cops? the educators? Were there no signs of violence in the making?
Friend

Marion, IN

#19 May 4, 2011
I heard that Cole's girlfriend is pregnant now. Dominique Stone. Anyone else hear this?
Saddened

United States

#20 May 5, 2011
Yeah the Stone girl is pregnant, and for all of the people who are aware of the girls family have speculated enough for all of us.

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