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Harrisonville police investigating Monday morning homicide

Harrisonville QuikTrip Homicide
Harrisonville Police
Posted at 8:02 AM, Sep 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-14 17:09:20-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Harrisonville police are investigating a homicide that happened Monday morning.

Police were called to the QuikTrip on Route 291 around 2 a.m.

Officers arrived to find a person, Emory L. Spainhour, with an apparent stab wound. Spainhour, 61, was taken to the hospital where they died from their injuries.

The QuikTrip was closed while the investigation took place.

"This tragic incident occurred off QuikTrip's property the victim came to QuikTrip for help. Local law enforcement is currently investigating further detail," Aisha Jefferson-Smith QuikTrip's Corporate Communications Manager said in a statement.

Police are also investigating a related crime scene at a commuter lot up the street from the gas station.

They believe the incident may have started in the lot.

Kansas City, Missouri, police have been asked to assist with the investigation.

Harrisonville police said it has been several years since they have had a homicide.


Editor's note: A previous version of the story insinuated the homicide occurred at the QuikTrip. It has since been learned that the victim simply went there for help.

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