KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police are investigating a homicide near Longview and Raytown roads, not far from Longview Lake.
KCPD officers responded about 12:40 a.m. to the area to investigate a dead body.
When they arrived, a witness reported that they had been driving by and observed a body on fire on the side of Raytown Road, between Longview Road and Longview Parkway.
KCPD officers then observed what appeared to be a dead body that had been set on fire on the side of the road, according to police
The Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department responded and put out the fire.
KCPD did not release any suspect information, but they identified the victim Monday afternoon as Timothy Grigsby, 32. He appeared to have been shot before the body was set on fire.
Investigators also towed a vehicle from the scene, but it's unclear if or how it might be connected to the victim or the homicide.
This is the 67th homicide reported in KCMO in 2022, according to data from KCPD. There had been 63 homicides through June 5 last year and 76 in 2020 when the city experienced a record 179 murders.
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