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Body of 55-year-old man found near walking trail at Bannister and Lydia

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City police are conducting a homicide investigation after a body was found Friday afternoon near Bannister and Lydia.

Police say they responded to a call just before 4 p.m., and upon their arrival at the scene they were notified that a body had been found in a wooded area nearby.

The victim was identified as 55-year-old John Palmer of Kansas City, Mo.

"It was just along the walking trail," Captain Tim Hernadez said. "Right now we don't have any suspect information."

If anyone has information please call the TIPS hotline 816-474-TIPS (8477).

An investigation is underway after a body was found near Bannister and Lydia.

An investigation is underway after a body was found near Bannister and Lydia.