Dodge City Police Department have engaged in an ongoing homicide investigation after discovering the body of an 18-year-old Dodge City man, on March 21.
At approximately 8:26 PM, Dodge City Police were dispatched to a residence for a report of an individual knowing about a deceased body.
With the information from the report, officers responded to the 1200 block of West Elm St., where they located the deceased body of the then unknown male.
Original investigation showed that he appeared to be in his twenties.
After processing the scene, the body was turned over to the Ford County Coroner for further examination.
The body was confirmed to be 18-year-old Zacarias Giannino.
His next of kin was informed of his death.
The condition of Giannino’s body indicated that he had been deceased for a few weeks.
“On March 23, an autopsy was performed to determine the cause of death, which will not be released at this time,” said DCPD in a press release on their Facebook page.
This is an active and ongoing homicide investigation and DCPD asks that anyone with information about this incident call the department at 620-225-8126, dispatch at 620-227-4646, or submit a tip through the DCPD Facebook page or tip411 service.