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POLICE: Body found along south KC trail

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Posted at 4:34 PM, Aug 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-22 13:06:22-04

Police are investigating after someone using the Indian Creek Bike Trail found a body late Friday afternoon near Bannister Road and Lydia Avenue in south Kansas City.

Dispatchers said police were notified just before 4 p.m. after the person who found the body walked to a nearby fire station.

The nature of the person’s death wasn’t immediately known. Police said they are investigating the death as a homicide. 

Officials have identified the victim as John Palmer, 55, of KCMO. 

Stay with 41 Action News for more on this developing story.

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