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Independence police investigating after bodies found in home

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Posted at 9:32 AM, Aug 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 14:47:01-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two bodies were found inside a home in the 1900 block of South Devonshire Place in Independence on Monday night, police said.

Officers were called to the home around 9:30 p.m. for a well-being check. They located two males who were dead inside the house.

The men were later identified as 51-year-old Brian Ortez and 63-year-old Gary Brownfield, both of Independence.

Independence police have opened a death investigation.

On Thursday, police said the investigation was ongoing.