BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — Police said a homicide investigation is now underway after a body was discovered in a burning RV outside a Blue Springs home.
Around 12:30 a.m. Friday morning, crews from the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District received a call from a neighbor about a fire at a home near S.W. Morningside Drive and Azure Avenue.
When firefighters arrived on scene, they found an RV on fire in the driveway of the home. While extinguishing the flames, crews discovered a body inside the RV.
Investigators said right now it’s unclear if the victim was a man or woman, but crews are working to identify the deceased person.
Investigators said the RV didn’t belong to the homeowner but rather a friend of the homeowner’s son. The RV arrived at the home earlier this week.
Investigators said the license plate attached to the RV was not registered to the vehicle.
The Blue Springs Police Department and state Fire Marshal were investigating the incident as a suspicious death. But later Friday, police said the case is now considered a homicide as officials do not believe the death was due to the fire.
Anyone with information should call Blue Springs police at 816-228-0152 or anonymously call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.