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Body matching description of missing Overland Park man found in park west of Lawrence

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Posted at 5:24 AM, Mar 25, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Douglas County Sheriff's Office located a body near Clinton State Park that matches the description of David Kyle Kempker, a 53-year-old Overland Park man who went missing last week.

Last week, Kempker was reported missing to the Overland Park Police Department after he was last seen on March 19. A deputy located a vehicle belonging to Kempker on Wednesday at Clinton State Park and the sheriff's office held an "extensive" search of the park.

A hiker walking a trail at Clinton Overlook Park reported seeing a body in a wooded area around 5:40 p.m. Sunday. Deputies responded to the scene and located the deceased man.

Kempker's family was informed that the body matched his description.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the death.

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