Police Department

Found body identified

News Release


For immediate release:  December, 21 2014



Body from woods near Truman and M-291 Highway identified


     The Jackson County Medical Examiner’s office has identified the body found last Sunday December 14th as Nathaniel Dance.  Nathaniel was a runaway from Independence who was last seen on October 19th, 2014.  The circumstances surrounding his death are still under investigation. 


      If anyone has information on his death, please contact the Investigation’s Unit of the Independence, MO Police Department at (816) 325-7330.