KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department have identified the person found dead inside a burning vehicle on May 6, 2021.
Officers responded just before 6 a.m. on Thursday, May 6, to meet with the Kansas City Fire Department near East 81st Street and Indiana Avenue in reference to a car fire.
When officers arrived on scene they learned from KCFD there was a deceased victim inside the vehicle.
The victim has now been identified as 41-year-old Justin Gibson.
The incident is being investigated as a homicide. Police said it was connected to a shooting earlier that morning in the 8500 block of Euclid.
Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.