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KC police ID man found shot to death Sunday

Updated: 2012-11-06T05:35:01Z

Kansas City police on Monday identified a man found shot to death in a back yard Sunday morning as Michael C. Simpson, 32, of Kansas City.

Neighbors in the 3000 block of Flora Avenue heard gunshots about 8 p.m. Saturday, but none of them looked outside. The next morning, they saw Simpson’s body behind a vacant house and called police about 7:50 a.m. He had been shot several times, police said.

His relatives told police they didn’t know why he would be in the area.

| Christine Vendel, cvendel@kcstar.com

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