Kansas City Police Officers on March 9 responded to a call about a dead body near railroad tracks in the 11000 block of Cambridge Ave.
Upon arrival, officers contacted members of the Kansas City Southern railroad company and were led to the dead body of a black male, possibly in his late 40s. The victim was located behind residential property near the railroad tracks, northwest of the intersection of Red Bridge Rd. and Blue Ridge Blvd.
The victim did not appear to have been struck by a train. Police initially investigated the case as a homicide, but the Jackson County Coroner's office ruled the death a suicide.