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Victim in suspicious death identified

Police identified the victim as 39-year-old Travis Whetstine.

Posted: Oct 24, 2019 12:12 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) St. Joseph police have identified the man found dead inside of a bag.

Police identified the victim as 39-year-old Travis Whetstine.

Police said Whetstine's body was found inside of a bag Wednesday morning in the 200 block of Chellew Road.

"It was a tarp-like material but more like a bag that the body was contained in," said St. Joseph Police Department Captain Jeff Wilson.

Police were called out to the area to investigate a suspicious item on the side of the road. Police said they were told it was possibly a body under a tarp.

Officers on the scene discovered Whetstine's body. His death is being investigated as suspicious.

Anyone with information should call Detective Carter at (816) 271-4763 or the TIPS Hotline at (816) 238-TIPS.

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