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Health department releases report on motel's deplorable conditions

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The deplorable conditions inside a Kansas City motel shut down by the health department will make anyone's skin crawl.

The Kansas City Health Department made their 28-page report public, outlining why the  people staying at the KC Travel Inn, located near East 31st and White Avenue, were forced out Wednesday.

The report states that inspectors found that nine rooms had evidence of roaches, including eggs and droppings.

In one of the rooms, they found cockroaches on the floors, walls, microwave and on a refrigerator.

The health department was quick to point out this wasn't a one-time inspection that lead to closing the business down.

In 13 rooms, there was evidence of a bed bug infestation, and in a different room, there was a dead, decomposing mouse. There was also a bird's nest in the window air-conditioning unit.

Fifty rooms were reported for not have working smoke detectors, including the room the manager slept in.

Burt Malone with the Kansas City Health Department said closing down a business is never an easy decision.

"It is not our goal to put places out of business.  That is clearly not what we're about.  In fact, we encourage businesses coming into Kansas City," Malone said.

Malone said the health department met with the owners of the business, and they are now deciding if they will try and fix the problems.

Click here to read the full report by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

To read previous coverage, click here.

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