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KCPD: Death in south Kansas City 'not obvious homicide'

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Posted at 5:56 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 11:59:17-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, 11 a.m. Oct. 1 | A police spokesman said Thursday that while detectives will continue to investigate, the person’s death "does not appear to be an obvious homicide."

ORIGINAL, Sept. 30 | One person was found dead inside a home near East 112th Street and Norby Road on Wednesday afternoon, and police are investigating the death as suspicious.

A Kansas City, Missouri, police spokesman said a man had gone to the home to check on his friend after not hearing from him for several days.

When the friend arrived at the house, it appeared to be in "disarray," according to police, who were called to the home around 2:30 p.m. on a reported burglary.

A person "in the early stages of decomposition" was found inside the home, police said.

Police were not able to identify the person or determine an apparent cause of death.

Detectives were canvassing the area on Wednesday afternoon and processing the home for evidence.

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