Man found dead in Independence home, police investigating early morning homicide

Independence Police Department patrol car

FILE: Independence Police Department patrol car, Independence, Mo.

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A man was found dead early this morning in a residence on the west side of the city, according to a tweet from the Independence Police Department.

Police were called to the home near the 11200 block of E. 20th Street at 1:27 a.m. on Feb. 9 for a “disturbance.” When they arrived, they found an adult male dead inside the residence.

The IPD later identified the victim as Nathan L. Looker, a 41 year old from Independence.

The police statement did not say what likely caused the death or why it is a suspected homicide. Police said they are not looking for anyone else involved in the case, but they did not offer any information about a suspect.

Police ask anyone with information to call the TIPS hotline at (816)474-TIPS(8477), IPD tips at (816)325-7777 or email

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