INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Independence police are investigating a suspicious death after a man was found dead under a bridge.

Officers were called around 6:30 a.m. to the area of E. Truman Road and S. Franklin Drive on a medical call. When police arrived, they found a man dead under the Truman Road railroad bridge.

Independence police have identified the man as 24-year-old Tyler Hatfield.

His cause of death is unknown at this time, but police said it’s being investigated as a suspicious death.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477. All tips are anonymous.

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