UPDATE: The victim's car was located the evening of July 21 in the 4200 block of E. 56th Terrace. An officer on routine patrol found it abandoned.
At about 3:45 p.m. yesterday, July 20, police were called to a residence in the 6900 block of East 114th Street to check the welfare of the resident after he did not show up for work. Officers entered the house and found the resident deceased. He has been identified as 30-year-old Nicholas Dutcher, a white male of Kansas City, Mo. His death has officially been ruled a homicide, and police are attempting to locate his vehicle. It is a 2009 gray Ford Escape with Missouri license plate number WA4-D5R. If you have any information about the homicide or see the vehicle, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).