UPDATE: 6 MAY, 10:00 AM – The police have identified the victim on Saturday night in I-470 in a alleged street murder.
Police say Cody M. Harter, 24, of St. Joseph, Mo., was stabbed and killed by an unknown suspect on the road near I-470 and Colbern Road.
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Detectives interviewed witnesses who saw a possible mugger incident. Witnesses saw a maroon 2003 Chevy Silverado extended cab Z71
It is believed that Harter was stabbed in the chest and stumbled into traffic lanes where he died. The suspicious vehicle then fled north on I-470.
Those who have witnessed the incident or have information about the case are encouraged to call detectives at 816-969-1705.
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. – The police closed part of I-470 after a man was found dead on Saturday night ,
According to police, emergency crews were called into the area of northern 291 Hwy. near the I-470 merger at 7:30 pm on the report of a man who stumbles through the traffic.
When the crew arrived, they found out that the man inside the median collapsed. He was declared dead at the scene. At that time, the police believe he was stabbed.
– LisaBenson (@LisaBensonTV) May 6, 2018
Police say they investigate the incident as murder and expect the roadway to be closed by midnight.
I-470 is closed for access on both the 291 and Colbern Roads as investigators investigate a murder that took place in the area along I-470. The road will be closed at this point until at least midnight.
– Lee's Summit Police (@LSPDPIO) May 6, 2018
The man's truck was found on the lane. First testimonies report that two men had fought alongside the road before the murder.
Detectives need the help of the public to assemble the parts of the case. Anyone who was in the area and had seen something to call Lees Summit Police at 816-969-7390.