Unclaimed Bodies

The Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office is attempting to find any family or friends of the following individuals: 

Denise Dunson,
a 54-year-old white female was found deceased in her residence in the 5300 block of Winner Road, in Kansas City, Missouri.

Sue Tavernaro, a 73-year-old white female was found deceased in her residence in the 9100 block of Oak Street, in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Robert Schleicher, a 70-year old white male was found deceased in his residence in the 1400 block of Topping Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri

Thanh Nguyen, a 53-year old asian male was found deceased in his residence in the 5600 block of Hardesty Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri

Gary Commings, a 75-year old white male who passed away at the Parkview Nursing Home in Kansas City, Missouri

Todd Bettis, a 55-year old white male was found deceased near the 5400 block of Gardner Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri

Christopher McMurray, a 63-year old white male was found deceased in his residence in the 300 block of West 36th Street in Kansas City, Missouri

Mark Taylor, a 66-year old white male was found deceased in his residence in the 2900 block of Booth Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri

Patricia Russel, a 87-year old white female who passed away at the Autumn Terrace Nursing Home in Kansas City, Missouri


Anyone with any information regarding any of the above individuals, please contact the on-duty investigator at 816-881-6600.



The Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office seeks the assistance of the public to help locate next of kin and/or friends to claim remains. Efforts are made to locate next of kin to claim the body, including posts here and short newspaper notices submitted locally. If no responses are generated, the process of a county burial will begin for the county to take jurisdiction and begin county disposition procedures.

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If you have any information or questions, please call 816-881-6600 and speak with an on-duty investigator.