KCPD now investigating homicide after city worker looking into illegal dumping locates body

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) — The Kansas City Police Department says a death investigation that started Tuesday morning has been ruled a homicide.

The KCPD provided the updated on Wednesday morning, saying that anyone with information should call detectives at 816-234-5043. Tipsters can also call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

Just before 9 a.m. Tuesday, officers were called to the area of E. 37th Street and Oakley Avenue regarding a body being found.

The person who called was a city employee, who was checking on illegal dumping activity and came across the person’s body.

Detectives and crime scene personnel went to the scene to process for evidence and canvass for potential witnesses.

On Thursday, the person whose body was found was identified as 56-year-old Malvin L. Wallace.

No further information is available at this time.