Investigators find KCK priest’s car, continue to look for two suspects who violently attacked him

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Police are hoping the public can help them identify the two young people who committed violence against a priest. Kansas City, Kan., officers recovered Father Tom Kearns' car on Thursday, and police are still looking for both suspects.

Two young people, possibly teenagers, attacked the 82-year-old retired priest as he was unloading a pumpkin from his car Friday afternoon outside the Blessed Sacrament Church, 2203 Parallel Ave., robbing him and shattering his eye socket when they hit him in the face.

On Tuesday, police released a description of the suspects:



The suspects took off in the priest's 2012 light blue Honda Civic, which had noticeable damage on the passenger's side of the front bumper. Police continue to investigate and ask anyone with information to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

Father Kearns had surgery Monday to repair the bone in his face. The pastoral associate at Blessed Sacrament Church said he's doing well following surgery.