Police Department

Detectives Investigate Apparent Murder-Suicide on E. 36th Terrace S.

For immediate release:  March 12, 2018

Detectives Investigate Apparent Murder-Suicide on E. 36th Terrace S.

On March 11, 2018 at about 1:20 P.M., Independence police officers were dispatched to a home in the 14600 block of E. 36th Terrace S. on a death investigation. Two deceased persons were located inside a residence by a family member.

The deceased were identified as John E. Longwith, an 81 year old, white male and Kay F. Longwith, a 72 year old, white female. They both had suffered gunshot wounds and a handgun was recovered at the scene.

This incident is still under investigation. (IPD Case 2018-16712)