Nov 19, 2023

Murder suspect with “Scooby Doo” tattoo still hiding from police

Posted Nov 19, 2023 1:00 PM
Durkin-photo Indpendence police
Durkin-photo Indpendence police

KANSAS CITY —Law enforcement authorities investigating a deadly stabbing continue asking for help to locate a suspect.

Just before 4:30p.m. Nov. 12, a citizen transported a man to  Fire Station #3 in Independence, Missouri, with apparent stab wounds, for medical treatment, according to a media release.

As fire department personnel were rendering aid to the individual, he died of his injuries.

During the investigation, it was determined that the stabbing occurred in the area of Truman Road and Hardy Avenue. Investigators are looking for a person of interest identified as 34-year-old Anthony J. Durkin.

Durkin is described as a white male, 5-foot-10,  155 pounds, brown hair, and brown eyes. He has a tattoo “RESPETO” on the right side of his neck and tattoo “Scooby Doo” on his right arm.

Durkin is homeless and frequents the area of 24 Highway and Sterling Avenue.

If Durkin is located, do not approach and call 911.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the KC Crimestoppers Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS or online at of Anthony J. Durkin attached