Man found dead inside burned barrel in KCK, police say

KCK burned body barrel
Posted at 1:00 PM, Dec 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-11 17:06:29-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Kansas, police were investigating a man's death as a homicide after his body was found inside a barrel on Wednesday.

Shortly before 1 p.m., police tweeted that officers were at the scene of a homicide, which occurred near North 18th Street and Kansas 5.

A police spokesman said a male victim was found inside a barrel at the location, which is north of Memorial Park Cemetery Sunset on North 18th Street. A preliminary investigation found the man was placed in a barrel and set on fire, police said.

A passerby noticed a human limb sticking out of the barrel around 11:30 a.m. and contacted police.

Investigators were working to collect evidence at the scene.

The KCK Police Department's Major Case Unit is investigating the man's death. Anyone with information is asked to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 (TIPS).