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Jackson County sheriff: Body found in Independence Thursday

Death appears medical in nature
Posted: 2:20 PM, Jan 16, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-16 16:36:26-05
Jackson County body found

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jackson County deputies were investigating after a body was found in Independence on Thursday.

Sheriff Darryl Forte said in a tweet that the deceased person was found on Shoshone Drive near U.S. 24.

Forte' later said the death appeared to be medical in nature.

The sheriff’s office and Fort Osage Fire District were investigated.

No other details were immediately available.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.