Police investigate homicide after man’s body discovered in south Kansas City

Kansas City police are investigating a homicide after a man’s body was found Friday afternoon in a wooded area near Bannister Road and Lydia Avenue.

Officers went to the area with an ambulance crew about 4 p.m.

Police are investigating the death as a homicide. No other details were immediately available.

The death marks the 70th homicide in Kansas City this year. The metropolitan area has recorded 108 killings in 2016.

Police asked anyone who has information about the incident to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

Glenn E. Rice: 816-234-4341, @GRicekcstar