Independence police have few clues after weekend homicide - KCTV5

Independence police have few clues after weekend homicide

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INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -

Independence police are trying to determine where a 22-year-old man suffered a fatal stab wound.

Corey Laykovich returned to his home about 3 a.m. Saturday after suffering a stab wound. The victim lived with his mother, his stepfather and two brothers in a neighborhood just north of businesses at 39th Street and Crackerneck Road.

Laykovich's family rushed him to a nearby hospital in Independence, where he died from his injuries.

Laykovich's stepfather, Bob Norris, told KCTV5 that they don't know where the stabbing may have occurred, who Laykovich was with Friday night before coming home, or what may have happened.

"Nothing makes sense," Norris said. "Corey was a 22-year-old man who was working and going to college. He was trying to get his degree from Wright Career College. On Friday, everything was normal. Now, our life has turned upside down."

Norris is hoping the public can provide the clues that the family desperately wants.

If you have any information, call Independence police at 816-325-7330 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

Wright College issued the following statement:

"Corey Laykovich, a fellow student, was a beloved member of our Wright Career College family. His death leaves a hole in all of our hearts. His teachers and classmates are leaning on each other in this difficult time. They offer their condolences and prayers to Corey's family."

The family says they need financial help to cover Laykovich's medical costs. To donate, click here.

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