Kansas City Police Department is investigating a possible suicide that occurred in Kessler Park.
On Saturday, December 7, an off-duty firefighter was riding his four-wheeler in a wooded area near Gladstone & White when he found the victim. The victim was declared deceased at the scene. There were no apparent signs of foul play.
KCPD has confirmed that this is being investigated as a possible suicide.
Indian Mound Neighborhood Association leaders have released the following statement: “Our thoughts are with the victim’s friends and family. This is the second suicide we’ve heard of in our neighborhood this year. If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, please consider calling ReDiscover at 816-966-0900 or the Western Missouri Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-888-279-8188. If you just need someone to talk with, call the Compassionate Ear Warmline at 913-281-2251.”
More information will be released as it becomes available.