Police say truck used in 86-year-old KCK grandfather’s death located unoccupied

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Police continued Wednesday afternoon to look for the person who stole a truck from an 86-year-old man, and in the process of doing so,  killed him.

Frank Davilla

*Police say the 86-year-old -- whom family identified as Frank Davila -- left his truck unoccupied but running in the 700 block of Pacific Avenue in KCK when the suspect attempted to steal the truck. In an attempt to stop the theft, Davila was dragged down the street from his truck and suffered fatal injuries.

Police located Davila's  red 1998 Chevy Silverado 1500, unoccupied, several hours later near 36th Street and Agnus Avenue in KCMO.

This incident remains under investigation by the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, who is encouraging anyone with information to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

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*Police originally said the 86-year-old was in his truck when the suspect tried to steal it. The KCK Police Department later said, after speaking with witnesses, Davila's truck was not occupied when the theft occurred.