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KCK police ask for help identifying man found burned in barrel

KCK burned body barrel
Posted at 10:37 AM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 11:37:16-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Kansas, police are asking for the public's assistance identifying a man whose body was found burned in a barrel last week.

A passerby noticed a human limb sticking out of the barrel around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Officers determined the victim had been put in a barrel and set on fire near North 18th Street and Kansas 5.

Police on Tuesday said they need help identifying him.

He was described as a Hispanic man in his late teen to early 20s with black hair. Police said he was 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighed between 120 and 130 pounds.

On the inside of his right arm, police said there are several words, including "Dios" in all capital letters.

The victim had a heart-shaped design with "15 8 1973" or "15 8 1977" above it on the left side of his chest.

Police said the man's death remains under investigation by the KCKPD Major Case Unit.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.