STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

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.

Saint Joseph
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 69°
Maryville
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 69°
Savannah
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 69°
Cameron
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 68°
Fairfax
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 68°
Pleasant conditions continue this week for northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas even as temperatures are steadily warming. Highs look to reach into the upper 70s to low 80s. Dry conditions look to continue.
KQTV Radar
KQTV Temperatures
KQTV Alerts

Community Events