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KCPD investigates man's suspicious death as homicide

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Posted at 9:45 PM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-27 17:01:35-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, 4 p.m. | KCPD said it appears the victim was shot. The investigation will continue as a homicide, according to KCPD.

ORIGINAL STORY | Homicide detectives with the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department are searching for clues after a man was found dead Friday night.

The victim, an adult male, was discovered about 7:30 p.m. in an apartment in the 2600 block of Benton Boulevard, police said.

KCPD has not announced a cause of death, but said "the suspicious nature of the scene" prompted a homicide investigation.

A maintenance worker for the apartment complex discovered the man unresponsive inside the apartment.

Detectives are canvassing the neighborhood, while crime scene investigators and the medical examiner process the scene for evidence.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the KCPD Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043 or the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).