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Man found decomposing inside home; KCPD investigating as homicide

Posted: 12:33 PM, Feb 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-08 19:01:13Z
KCMO police

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police are investigating a man’s death as a homicide after his body was found decomposing inside a home this week.

The man was found dead around 8 p.m. Wednesday in a home in the 4200 block of St. John Avenue, KCPD spokesman Sgt. Jake Becchina said Friday.

Becchina said the victim was found “in a state of decomposition.” Based on circumstances, the Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office ruled the death a homicide.

The man’s death is the 14th homicide reported in Kansas City in 2019.