Police find person dead on stairs of home near Independence and Spruce

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An investigation is underway after police found a person dead on the stairs of a home Tuesday morning.

Around 6:40 a.m. a woman called police. The woman said she walked out of her home near Independence and Spruce to give her sibling some money and found the body. Police have not confirmed whether the victim is the woman's sibling.

Officials close to the investigation said it appears someone beat the victim around their face.

It is unclear how exactly the victim died, but neighbors in the area told FOX4 around 2:30 a.m. they heard three to four gunshots.

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