Police: Body found by city employee ruled homicide

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Posted at 8:29 AM, Oct 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-05 14:07:02-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police say they are now investigating a body found Tuesday by a Kansas City, Missouri, city employee as a homicide.

Around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, a city employee was investigating an illegal dumping complaint near E. 37th Street and Oakley Avenue when they discovered the body.

Police launched an investigation into the body Tuesday, which turned into a homicide investigation after further review.

The victim has been identified as 56-year-old Malvin L. Wallace.

Police are asking anyone with information about the case to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477

For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at

Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the KSHB 41 News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015. Read the KSHB 41 News Mug Shot Policy.