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2 men found stabbed to death in church parking lot near 9th and Winner

9th and Winner bodies found
Posted at 6:24 AM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 14:44:24-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two men were found dead in the area of 9th Street and Winner Road in Kansas City, Missouri, Tuesday morning.

A tow truck driver found the men, who were in their mid 30s, in the parking lot of Sheffield Family Life Center just before 6 a.m.

The tow truck company stores cars there overnight. When the driver arrived as scheduled to pick them up, he saw the bodies.

KCPD told 41 Action News they are considering the deaths homicides.

Officers at the scene said the men appeared to have suffered stab wounds in the overnight hours.

The men were later identified as 56-year-old Michael McLin and 52-year-old Kevin Waters, both of Kansas City, Missouri.

Thursday afternoon, Jackson County prosecutors charged 22-year-old Mario Markworth with two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of armed criminal action.

Markworth's bond was set at $250,000.

Anyone with information should call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.