The victim of the Feb. 13 homicide in the Fairmount neighborhood of Independence has been identified as 30-year-old Christopher D. Waggoner of Independence.

According to police, Waggoner died from stab wounds suffered that morning at the 800 block of South Huttig Avenue, south of U.S. 24. Independence officers had responded there on an aggravated assault call. They found Waggoner critically injured outside a residence, and also found an injured woman at the scene. Waggoner was pronounced dead at the hospital, while the woman was treated and released from a local hospital.

Police continue to investigate Waggoner's death. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS or IPD tips at 816-325-7777 or email