Police Department

Suspect ID


News Release


For immediate release: 11/14/14 @ 1130



Suspect Identified


          Formal charges were brought against 37 year-old, Shawn M. Hughes, today in Jackson County court.  Mr. Hughes was the person of interest in the surveillance video pictures released yesterday.  He and female were both interviewed yesterday and the truck in question was processed for evidence.  The name of the female will not be released since no charges were brought against her at this time.



Shawn M. Hughes


       The formal charges brought against Mr. Hughes can be obtained through the County Prosecutor’s office.


       If anyone has any additional information regarding this homicide they are encouraged to contact the Independence Police Investigations Unit at 816-325-7330.