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Posted on: October 27, 2022

KCPD investigation identifies who murdered two researchers near 41st and Oak

For Immediate Release
Oct. 27, 2022

The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office applauds the efforts of Kansas City Police Department detectives and the KCPD Crime Lab in solving the double homicide that occurred on or about October 1, 2022 in an apartment near 41st and Oak in Kansas City, Missouri. 

This office also expresses its deep condolences to the families of the victims, Camila Behrensen and Pablo Guzman-Palma, as well as to their colleagues and friends at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research.  

A Kansas City Police Department investigation has established that on or about Oct. 1, 2022, Kevin Ray Moore, dob: 5/25/1980 (now deceased), caused the deaths of Behrensen and Guzman-Palma and intentionally set their apartment on fire.  

Due to the efforts of KCPD and, in particular, the Crime Lab, KCPD used phone and computer data, surveillance videos, ballistic testing as well as DNA tests to determine the cause of the deaths of Behrensen and Guzman-Palma and to determine that Moore was the suspect.   

KCPD has determined that on Oct. 16, 2022, this suspect, Kevin Ray Moore, died as part of a murder-suicide in Clay County which remains under investigation. 

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur

 Director of Communication
 Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
 Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
 work : (816) 881-3812
 Mobile : (816) 674-3954

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