Police identify person in wheelchair found dead in Brush Creek near KC fire station

Police are investigating Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, after finding a body in Brush Creek.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are investigating after finding the body of a person in a wheelchair in Brush Creek on Wednesday afternoon.

KCPD Capt. Lionel Colon said officers were called to the creek near the KCFD Station 35 along Emmanuel Cleaver II Boulevard just before 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Police said it was reported that a person in a wheelchair was found in several feet of water. The person, 72-year-old Clyde C. Betts, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Details about how the person died have not been released, but police said at this point it is being investigated as a death, not a homicide.