Two men killed, bodies found on cemetery property - KCTV5

Two men killed, bodies found on cemetery property

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KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -

The bodies of two men were found dumped near Cemetery Drive in KCK.

Police have identified the two as 22-year-old Naythan T. Walton and 25-year-old Lydell D. Irvin Jr. Both were residents of KCK.

The men appeared to be clothed and were found on opposite sides of the dirt road through unused property at Memorial Park Cemetery and Sunset Gardens. Both had been shot, police said.

KCK police Sgt. Patrick McCallop said two passers-by saw the bodies in the grass about 6:30 a.m. and called 911.

The bodies were found 30 to 40 yards away from the road, near 12th and Cemetery Drive.

An upset woman who believes her son was one of the victims came to the scene. She said her son was walking in the area and never came home.

Police believe both men were slain. McCallop says there is no evidence to point to a murder-suicide. No weapons have been found.

A man who didn't want to be identified told KCTV5 that he happened upon the possible crime scene very early in the morning.

"It was 12:30 a.m. last night and I was driving down here with me and my kids and my wife and we noticed that there was a burgundy pickup truck and two adults standing in front of a truck. The lights were on and we saw something laying on the ground, but we didn't know what it was so we kept going. It was dark, so I didn't stop," he said.

Residents say they are fed up with the violence in their city.

"This is senseless. The money gained, whatever these kids are on, you need to get your life right," one frustrated resident said. She asked not to be identified.

One mother said she keeps her daughter indoors more because of the potential for violence outside.

"I'm scared to let her go anywhere," she said.

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