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Police release the name of KC man found along south KC walking trail

A man was taken to a hospital after a drive-by shooting late Tuesday in the 2700 block of Garfield Avenue.
A man was taken to a hospital after a drive-by shooting late Tuesday in the 2700 block of Garfield Avenue.

A 54-year-old man found in a wooded area along a walking trail at Bannister Road and Lydia Avenue has been identified as John Palmer of Kansas City.

Police and emergency crews were sent to the area in south Kansas City about 4 p.m. Friday after a pedestrian discovered the body.

The death is being investigated as a homicide. Police have not said how Palmer died. On Monday, investigators were waiting for the results of an autopsy to be completed.

No other details were available.

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

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