Friday, May 28, 2010

John and Joseph Hooker, KCMO homicides 42 and 43: Police ID bodies found in shopping cart

Posted By on Fri, May 28, 2010 at 4:27 PM

click to enlarge John Hooker's body was found stuffed in a shopping cart behind a house at 45th and Askew.
  • John Hooker's body was found stuffed in a shopping cart behind a house at 45th and Askew.

Kansas City police say the bodies found in a shopping cart behind a home at 4501 Askew belong to John and Joseph Hooker.

John Hooker was 21; his birthday was just three days away. Joseph Hooker was 19.

A call to the TIPS Hotline led police to the bodies behind a home.



Their cause of death has not been released.

Earlier today, a search warrant was executed in the 4500 block of Monroe.

click to enlarge Joseph Hooker's body was found wrapped in a plastic bag in a shopping cart.
  • Joseph Hooker's body was found wrapped in a plastic bag in a shopping cart.

Their deaths bring Kansas City, Missouri's homicide total to 43 for 2010.

If you know anything about the deaths of John and Joseph Hooker, call

the TIPS Hotline at

816-474-8477.

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