KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police say the discovery of a decomposing body in a vacant Kansas City home marks the city's latest homicide investigation.
Officers called to the home Monday afternoon found the body of a person in a state of advanced decomposition.
Police spokesman Sgt. Jake Becchina said in a news release that the vacant home was being renovated when the body was found.
Police say the identity of the body and how the person died are not known.
Becchina said the death is “suspicious enough that homicide detectives are investigating as a homicide.”
Records kept by the Kansas City Star show the death is the city's 144th homicide this year, compared with 111 homicides by this time last year.