Man found dead inside KCMO home, police investigating as homicide

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Posted at 7:25 PM, Nov 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-23 09:19:29-05

UPDATE, Nov. 23 | The deceased was identified as 65-year-old Carlyle Williams.

ORIGINAL STORY, Nov. 22 | Kansas City, Missouri, police said a welfare check on a man who hadn't been showing up to work is now being investigated as a homicide.

According to KCPD, officers responded to the 1800 block of NE 49th Street at around 11:30 a.m. on Monday.

The reporting party was concerned for the man's well-being.

Shortly after, officers made their way into a home and found the victim dead.

The man's death was initially investigated as suspicious but was later upgraded to a homicide.

Police didn't immediate information about injuries sustained by the man or any cause of death.

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