KC apartment worker says tenant was beaten so badly, she didn’t recognize him

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A maintenance worker at a Kansas City apartment complex found a man severely beaten inside the tenant's apartment. He later died at a hospital.

Becky O’Leary is a maintenance worker at the Sterling Courts Apartments complex and said Tuesday morning started out as a normal day, but things suddenly changed when she made the disturbing discovery.

"I heard him breathing, really loud almost like a snore and I thought that just didn't sound normal," she said.

O’Leary said she stepped inside the first floor apartment on Harvard Lane and found 64-year-old Kevin Green, who lived alone, bleeding on the living room floor. She said Green had a gash on his forehead, and bruises on his arms and his side.

“I didn’t recognize him. I’d never seen anything like that,” she said.

O’Leary also said the man had on a short sleeve shirt, shorts and no shoes. Paramedics rushed the retiree to the hospital where police say he died. Right now police call the case a death investigation, and investigators aren't saying anything about persons of interest or suspects.

“He was on his back and right in the door way. He had, you know, like you do sandbags? You know to keep something in or out, somebody had placed the clothes around him, nice, neat like a sandbag, and the first thing I thought was that's not normal," O’Leary said.

Police are awaiting autopsy results to determine exactly how the man died.