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Kansas City police launch investigation after man’s death ruled a homicide

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The Jackson County Medical Examiner has ruled that a man whose decomposing body was found inside a house in the old Northeast Kansas City neighborhood is a homicide.

The victim’s name and the cause of death have not been released.

Officers were summoned to the residence in the 4200 block of St. John Avenue about 8 p.m., Wednesday, to check on a resident. Arriving officers found the man’s body in a state of decomposition.

No other details were released, however, police said they are investigating the death as a homicide.

This is the 14th homicide reported in Kansas City this year. There were 11 homicides recorded during the same period a year ago.

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Glenn E. Rice covers crime, courts and breaking news for The Kansas City Star, where he’s worked since 1988. Rice is a Kansas City native and a graduate of the University of Central Missouri.
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