We're on Day 2 of the Metro Squad's investigation of four homicides in a Raytown apartment. Detective Robert Delameter told reporters this morning that there are "no suspects" right now, but he released the name of the adult male victim. The man's name was Andre D. Jones. He was 33 years old and from Kansas City, Missouri. Jones was the boyfriend of 21-year-old Precious Triplett, whose body was also found inside the apartment, Delameter said.
Delameter described the investigation as "very urgent" (the Metro Squad gets three days to work a case before it must ask for an extension) and said they were chasing many leads -- 33 yesterday -- and worked into the early hours of today.
Police won't release the names of the children killed in the apartment, Delameter said, although the names of 10-year-old Amir Clemons and 7-year-old
Gerard Clemons have already appeared in The Kansas City Star.
After the jump, more video from this morning's press conference.
Reporters ask Delameter about the relationship between Jones and Triplett's ex-boyfriend in this video.
Autopsies were performed on the bodies yesterday, and detectives are
waiting on the results from the Jackson County Medical Examiner's
Court records show that Triplett was charged in June 2008 with felony marijuana possession and also a charge of attempting to distribute, deliver, manufacture a controlled substance.
A search of Case Net for a 30-year-old "Andre D. Jones," returns several entries. In 2000, Jones pleaded guilty to violating a protection order. In 2003, he pleaded guilty to second-degree assault, armed criminal action and resisting arrest. In 2007, Jones was arrested for marijuana possession.