For immediate release: March 8, 2014 @ 1800 hours
Homicide Victim Identified
The Independence Police have identified the homicide victim as 65 year old Charles E. Stephens of Independence.
This is still an ongoing investigation. If anyone has any information regarding this homicide, please call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 or Independence PD Investigations Unit at 816-325-7330. A reward of up to $2000 could be available for any tips that lead to an arrest.