Body found near 135th and Holmes, police calling it a suspicious death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are on the scene of a suspicious death investigation after a body was found in south Kansas City early Tuesday morning.

Police dispatch says around 6:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to the scene of a crash involving a pedestrian near 135th and Holmes.

First responders say the victim died from their injuries.

Kansas City police dispatch initially told FOX 4 they received a call that a pedestrian was struck and killed, but then said it was being investigated as a homicide.

Officer Darrin Snapp tells FOX 4 this is being classified as a suspicious death.

Snapp described the victim as a male in his mid 20s and says there are no obvious signs that the man was hit by a vehicle.

“We just got a crime scene unit here and a medical examiner who are going to take a closer look at the body to figure out exactly how this person died,” officer Snapp said.

The area where the body was found is described as a busy  area and officer Snapp doesn’t believe the body was there long.

“We believe there’s probably several witnesses,” officer Snapp said. “We had several people stop, but anyone who did pass by and maybe saw something that was maybe out of the ordinary, just give us a call.”

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Anyone with any information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.

A suspicious death investigation is underway Tuesday, Sept. 6 after body found near 135th and Holmes.

A suspicious death investigation is underway Tuesday, Sept. 6 after body found near 135th and Holmes.