Police identify teen found dead in driveway

Police today identified a teenager found dead in a northeast Kansas City driveway on Saturday as 17-year-old Wilmer Perez.

Police got a call shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday of a burglary in progress in the 300 block of Topping Avenue. While they were heading to the scene the call was changed to a prowler and then to a “medical nature unknown,” according to Kansas City police.

When they arrived, officers found Perez, of Kansas City, dead in a driveway.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the death and anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).