Police investigating homicide after man’s body found in Minor Park


UPDATE: Police have told FOX4 this case has been ruled a homicide.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The body of a dead man was found at Minor Park in Kansas City on Sunday afternoon, police stated.

The Kansas City Police Department received a call that someone discovered a dead body around 3 p.m. on Feb. 21. He was discovered in the back of the park near the basketball courts.

Police said his injuries are suspicious. They have launched a death investigation to figure out how he died and who may have done it. They later announced the case as a homicide.

The identity of the man found has not yet been released and much about how he ended up dead at the park remains a mystery. 

Donna Drake, Public Information Officer at KCPD, previously said the death was suspicious “due to the nature of the injuries.”

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Police spent several hours here at the park looking for clues that could help them solve this case. 

“They will be processing the scene for evidence. They will be looking to speak with anyone who may have been at the park today,” Drake said.

Police are asking for the communities help to close this case.

“If you were here and you have some information, or you think you saw something, even if it’s small in your mind, it might be big to the detectives. They are asking that you give the homicide unit a call at 816-234-5043.”

If you would like to give a tip but remain anonymous you can call the tips hotline at 816-474-TIPS(8477).



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