Just after 6 p.m. yesterday, May 27, the TIPS Hotline received a call from someone who said there were two dead bodies near a house at 45th and Askew. Officers found two deceased males behind a home in the 4500 block of Askew. Their bodies were in a shopping cart. They have been identified as 21-year-old John L. Hooker (left) and 18-year-old Joseph L. Hooker (right).
Detectives are investigating the deaths as homicides and ask anyone with information to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).
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This blog began on Feb. 23, 2009, under Chief James Corwin. Corwin authored the blog until his retirement on Sept. 16, 2011. Interim Chief Cheryl Rose took over from Sept. 19 - Oct. 13, 2011. Chief Darryl Forté became the blog author on Oct. 19, 2011.