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Clay County Sheriff's Office Launches Homicide Investigation Following Grim Discovery at Rocky Hollow Park


EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO - The tranquil surroundings of Rocky Hollow Park in Excelsior Springs were shattered this morning as the Clay County Sheriff's Office launched a homicide investigation following the grim discovery of a body. The macabre find was made by a diligent county parks employee at approximately 8:15 a.m. off a roadway within the park premises.

The victim, whose identity remains unknown at this time, is believed to be a white or Hispanic man aged between 35 and 45 years old. The circumstances surrounding the incident suggest that the body was recently placed at the location. Authorities have not disclosed further details regarding the cause of death or any potential suspects.

Law enforcement officials are urging the community for their assistance in solving this case. The Clay County Sheriff's Office has released an image of a distinctive bull tattoo located on the victim's upper left arm, hoping that someone may recognize it. The Sheriff's Office is appealing to anyone with information related to the case to come forward and aid investigators in solving this heinous crime.

If you recognize the bull tattoo or possess any details relevant to the investigation, please contact the Clay County Sheriff's Office at 816-407-3723. Alternatively, individuals can provide information anonymously through the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

As the investigation unfolds, the community is advised to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities in the vicinity of Rocky Hollow Park. Authorities are working diligently to gather information and piece together the events leading to this tragic discovery.

The Clay County Sheriff's Office emphasizes the importance of community cooperation in such investigations and expresses gratitude in advance to those who come forward with information that may assist in bringing justice to the victim and closure to their loved ones.


This is a picture of a bull tattoo on the victim’s upper left arm. We ask anyone who recognizes it or has any other information about this case to call investigators at 816-407-3723 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).