A gruesome crime scene starts Monday morning as the rate of homicide in KCMO continues to keep pace with historically high numbers from last year.
A note from police . . .
"The victim was found on the side of Raytown Road between Longview Road and Longview Parkway."
Here's the first report with horrific details about the escalating level of violence on local streets . . .
Homicide: Longview and Raytown Rd
This morning at about 12:40 AM, officers were dispatched to Raytown Road and Longview in regard to a dead body. Upon arrival officers made contact with a citizen who had been driving by and observed a body on fire on the side of the road and called the police. Officers observed what appeared to be a deceased body that had been set on fire on the ground next to the roadway. The fire department responded and put out the fire. We have no suspect information at this time and no further details in regard to the victim.
Detectives and crime scene personnel have responded to the scene and are actively canvassing for witnesses and processing the scene for evidence. If you have any information please call the Homicide unit at 234-5043. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call the TIPS hotline at 474-TIPS, with up to a $25,000 reward for an arrest in this case.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Police are investigating a homicide near Longview and Raytown Road. That's near Longview Lake. Police say about 12:40 a.m. they were called to the area in regards to a dead body. When they arrived, they talked to someone who had been driving by and observed a body on fire on the side of the road.
Kansas City Missouri police are working to find a killer.Police were called around 12:40 Monday morning near Longview Lake after a driver spotted a burning body on Raytown Road.Police say the body was set on fire on the ground next to the road.
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