By Eric L. Wesson Sr.
CALL Staff Writer
Police have ruled the death of a man at Arrowhead stadium on Sunday, Dec. 1, as a homicide.
The Jackson County Medical Examiner’s office has ruled the sudden death of Kyle Van Winkle, 30, as a homicide and that the death was caused by the hands of another.
According to reports, Van Winkle was attending Sunday’s Chiefs’/Broncos’ game with family members and friends and said he was going to the restroom at some point during the game. However, he never returned.
For some unknown reason, Van Winkle ended up in a vehicle that just so happened to look like a vehicle that was used during a tailgating party and apparently got into that vehicle. It was parked several cars away from where their tailgating party was.
The vehicle’s owner returned and found Van Winkle inside the vehicle sleeping. The owner of the vehicle tried to get him out and according to reports, the owner’s son got help from bystanders who were watching the game in the parking lot.
Police found no signs of forced entry into the vehicle.
Apparently, a struggle took place and Van Winkle collapsed and later died at hospital. Allegedly, one of the men who had attacked Van Winkle stated that they had beaten him and said, “he won’t do that again”.
Van Winkle’s father, Dean, a Grandview Police Sargent, stated that he did not believe that his son showed any signs of being intoxicated or ill. It is unclear why he got into the vehicle and went to sleep.
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