Hannibal Police say the investigation into a body found at a home on Broadway is now a homicide investigation.

Police describe the victim as an elderly male but his identity is being withheld until family confirmation or, if necessary, identity is confirmed by forensic means. Police were called to 2034 Broadway at 2:57 p.m. on Tuesday after a deceased adult male was found in the house. Police say the residence was believed to be a vacant property when the body was found.

Police say evidence gathered so far indicates this is an isolated incident and does not pose a threat to the community at large. The investigation continues. Hannibal Police plan to release additional information as appropriate.

Kurt Parsonshanni

Press release from the Hannibal Police Department

The investigation into the deceased male found at a residence at 2034 Broadway is being handled as a homicide. The victim is described as an elderly man but his identity is being withheld until family confirmation is achieved or if necessary done so by forensic means. The evidence gathered thus far suggests this is an isolated incident and does pose a threat to the community at large. This investigation is ongoing and information regarding this incident will be released as deemed appropriate.

News Release
From: Hannibal Police Department
Date: October 6, 2015

Officers were called to 2034 Broadway at 2:57 pm to investigate the discovery a deceased adult male found in the residence. The residence was believed to have been a vacant property prior to the discovery of the deceased. The investigation is in the initial stages so further information regarding this incident will be released at a later date.

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