Tipster Leads Police To Dead Body In Kansas, Suspect Now Accused Of Murder

Source: MEGA; Kansas Bureau of Investigation

May 25 2022, Published 1:04 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email

A tip to police told them where they could find a dead body, and now a suspect in the killing is behind bars.

Article continues below advertisement

On May 16, police in Kansas City, Missouri, got a tip that a dead body could be found at a home in Coffeyville, Kansas. The Kansas City Police Department told their counterparts in Coffeyville about the tip.

Officers went to the home and saw David A. Jackson exit the duplex, according to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

Article continues below advertisement

Police spoke to Jackson briefly and then went into the home, investigators said. Inside, they found 47-year-old Melvin Simpson Jr. dead from a gunshot.

Jackson was detained at that time on unrelated charges, and this week he was charged with first-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon, felony obstruction of justice and unlawful discharge of a weapon.

Investigators have not released a motive for the alleged murder.


Become a Front Page Detective

Sign up to receive breaking
Front Page Detectives
news and exclusive investigations.

More Stories

Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2023 Empire Media Group, Inc. Front Page Detectives is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.