Update (7:28 a.m. July 22): Kansas City police found homicide victim Nick Dutcher's 2009 Ford Escape last night abandoned in the 4200 block of East 56th Terrace. Police are still looking for Dutcher's killer and tips (so if you've got any info, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477).
Meanwhile, Dutcher's co-workers at NBC Action News are remembering the 30 year old and his love for storm chasing and Celine Dion.
Original Story (1 p.m. July 21): Nick Dutcher, an assignment editor at KSHB Channel 41, has been identified as Kansas City, Missouri's 62nd homicide victim of 2010.
Dutcher no-showed work, so KSHB employees called police and requested a
welfare check. The 30-year-old's body was found inside his Ruskin Heights home Tuesday in the 6900 block of East 114th Street.
released this statement about Dutcher's death:
are all saddened and shocked by Nick's death. Nick worked on our
assignment desk for the past year and was at his best during severe
weather coverage. He was always cheerful and friendly with co-workers
and viewers and had also spent several years as volunteer for our "Call
to Action" service. This is difficult not only for Nick's family but
also for all of us who have worked with him. It's a very sad time."
are looking for a gray 2009 Ford Escape with Missouri plates (WA4-D5R).
cause of death hasn't been released, but police are
investigating his death as a homicide. They are also looking for his
gray 2009 Ford Escape with Missouri
license plate No. WA4-D5R. If you see it, call the TIPS Hotline at
says he was a 1998 graduate of Ruskin High School. It says that he
worked at numerous Kansas City television stations, including KCTV 5 and
KMBC Channel 9.