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KC man convicted of murdering woman, dumping her body near park

Updated: 2014-02-14T04:48:10Z

A Jackson County jury convicted a Kansas City man Thursday of murdering a woman in November 2012 and dumping her body near a Platte County park.

Gustavo M. Ortiz, 38, was convicted of second-degree murder in the strangulation death of Denise Streeter, 49, at his Kansas City apartment.

Authorities accused Ortiz of meeting Streeter at a Kansas City, Kan., casino for a drug purchase. At his home later, the two argued and Ortiz choked her with his hands and an electrical cord, according to a witness quoted in court records.

Police recovered Streeter’s body in a wooded area adjacent to Platte Purchase Park at Northwest 100th Street and North Platte Purchase Drive.

A judge set sentencing for Ortiz for April 4.

Mark Morris,

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