Suspicious death reported on South Jackson Avenue in Kansas City, Mo.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police in Kansas City are looking for clues after a woman found a man dead in her backyard around 7 a.m. Wednesday. It happened at 7016 Jackson Ave., just blocks from Swope Park.

Police officers believes the woman who lives in the house and the man found dead are prior acquaintances, but they're still looking for clues into how and why he died.

He has been identified as 41-year-old Rondell E. Robinson of Kansas City, Mo. Police are investigating his death as a homicide.

Kansas City resident Rosilyn Temple was one of the few people who stood by the police tape Wednesday morning.

Temple lost her son to murder a little more than two years ago. She joined the ADHOC Mothers in Charge Against Crime group shortly after his death. She and the other mothers come out to each of the city's homicide scenes to offer their support.

Temple says she was saddened Wednesday to not see any family members of the victim at the scene.

She vowed, however, that she'll always be here to help other victims.

"When my son was murdered in November 2011 the day before Thanksgiving, nobody was there to help me. I was there from 10:30 at night until 6:00 in the morning when they moved my son's body. Nobody was there to tell me the next step. I'm here to make sure nobody else has to go through this alone. I have to come to these scenes and help someone else if I can," Temple explained.

Temple also denounced the city's triple digit murder rate.

"I just want these people commuting homicide to please stop. You are hurting mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers. After the murder, the hurting doesn't stop. I have good days and bad days, still but I know one thing for sure -- I will be here to help the next mother or family member due to what's been victimized by homicide," she said.

Police do not yet have any suspects in connection to Wednesday's homicide.

Print this article Back to Top