Death investigation underway after police find two men dead inside Independence home

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Police have now identified the two men who were found dead inside a home in Independence earlier this week.

At around 9:30 Monday night, Independence officers responded to a home near Devonshire Place and Pembroke Crescent on a welfare check.

They then located two men, identified as 51-year-old Brian W. Ortez and 63-year-old Gary L. Brownfield, both from Independence, dead inside the home.

Police said the incident still remains under investigation.

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