Police ID man found dead in front of Independence home

Police ID man found dead in front of Independence home
Posted at 9:26 AM, Mar 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-15 15:15:15-04

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — UPDATE 2:15 PM 3/15/2018: The man found dead in Independence Wednesday night has been identified as Christopher Harris Jr., 30. 


Police found a man dead in front of an Independence home late Wednesday, and the department is asking for the public's help in its investigation.

Officers found the body in front of a home in the 16600 block of E. 28th Place around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

A witness told police they saw a red vehicle leaving the scene.

Authorities did not immediately release any further details about the vehicle, the victim, any potential suspects or the circumstances of the crime. 

"We're asking right now for assistance in trying to solve this case. we have some concerned family members here and it's very concerning to us," said John Syme, spokesperson for the Independence Police Department. 

If you know anything about the incident, contact police.