Police on Monday identified the body found in a Kansas City, Kan., house as Joseph C. Lucas II, 34, of Dodge City, Kan.
Police found Lucas’ body about 11 a.m. Thursday in a vacant house that had been classified as unfit for habitation. His body was under a bed on the second floor.
Police are investigating his death as a homicide, which would be the 11th this year in Kansas City, Kan. There have been 51 homicides in the Kansas City area so far this year.
Anyone with information about Lucas’ death is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).