New autopsy finds Kansas Black man's 2004 death was homicide
April 4, 2021
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The case of a Black man who died following a party in rural Kansas more than 16 years ago has been ruled a homicide after his body was exhumed as federal authorities investigate his death as a possible hate crime.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Monday that a new autopsy on the body of Alonzo Brooks concluded the cause of death was homicide. His body was exhumed last year from a Topeka cemetery and transported to Dover Air Force Base for an examination.
Brooks was 23 when he disappeared after attending a party near La Cygne, Kansas, in May 2004. His fami...