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Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department investigates house fire as homicide after body is located

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Posted at 5:41 AM, May 21, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-22 13:03:40-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A body was found in a house fire early Sunday morning in Kansas City, Kansas.

The KCK Police Department Major Case Unit is investigating the incident as a homicide, as part of its routine response.

Crews with the KCK Fire Department responded to the scene at 12:04 a.m. at 722 Broadview Avenue and spotted heavy smoke and flames showing from the home.

Firefighters located a body in the home and brought the fire under control by 12:38 a.m.

KCKPD officers arrived around 12:32 a.m. to assist KCKFD.

KCKFD says the cause of the fire is under investigation, and the identity of the victim has not yet been determined.

Anyone with information is asked to call the anonymous TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at

Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the KSHB 41 News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015. Read the KSHB 41 News Mug Shot Policy.