Independence man stabbed to death Sunday afternoon

Posted at 10:52 AM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 11:53:11-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Independence police are investigating a homicide that took place Sunday afternoon.

Officers were dispatched at 5:37 p.m. to the 2900 block of South Hawthorne Avenue for a reported disturbance.

Police found a stabbing victim, later identified as 37-year-old Jose G. Gotay of Independence, at the scene.

Gotay was transported to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.

The investigation remains open and Independence police encourage anyone with information to call the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477) or send an email to