Police indentify body found in Kansas River in KCK - KCTV5 News

Police indentify body found in Kansas River in KCK

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A city water pollution employee discovered the body, which was partially in the water, around 10 a.m. on an access road near N Third and James Streets. (Ashley Arnold/KCTV) A city water pollution employee discovered the body, which was partially in the water, around 10 a.m. on an access road near N Third and James Streets. (Ashley Arnold/KCTV)
Officials say it will be a while before a cause of death can be determined because they must wait for the results of the autopsy. (Chopper5/KCTV) Officials say it will be a while before a cause of death can be determined because they must wait for the results of the autopsy. (Chopper5/KCTV)
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -

Kansas City, KS, police have identified a body that was founded in the Kansas River near James Street and Interstate 70 in late December. 

A city water pollution employee discovered the body, which was partially in the water, around 10 a.m. on an access road near N Third and James Streets.

Police have identified the body as Arturo Gonzalez, 49, of Kansas City, KS.

Officials say it will be a while before a cause of death can be determined because they must wait for the results of the autopsy. 

Police do not suspect that foul play was involved.

There is a known homeless population in the area, but the authorities cannot yet determine if this person was homeless.

The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is handling the investigation and is encouraging anyone with information to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

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