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KC woman says body pulled from Blue River on Monday is her mother’s

Emergency crews recovered the body of 38-year-old Davida Carter from the Blue River on Monday, her daughter said.
Emergency crews recovered the body of 38-year-old Davida Carter from the Blue River on Monday, her daughter said.

The daughter of a 38-year-old Kansas City woman pulled from the Blue River on Monday described her mother as a nice, sweet person who didn’t deserve to die.

Kansas City police have not identified the woman or announced the cause of her death, but 20-year-old Ebone Harris said emergency crews recovered the body of her mother, Davida Carter, from the Blue River.

Harris, Carter’s only child, said her mother was last seen Friday afternoon near Seventh Street in Kansas City, Kan.

“She went to court and after court she got picked up by two friends, and she never came back home,” Harris said. “That’s all I know.”

Officers found Carter’s body near the 2100 block of Manchester Trafficway just after 2:30 p.m. Monday.

Harris described Carter as harmless and pondered what happened to her mother.

“It’s sad that this happened to my mama,” Harris said. “She really didn’t deserve this. She wouldn’t do nothing to nobody to hurt them. She was always a helping hand.”

The family started a GoFundMe page Tuesday to help pay for Carter’s funeral but have only raised $230 out of a $5,000 goal as of Wednesday evening.

Carter leaves behind Harris and one grandchild.

“She was a very nice, sweet person,” Harris said.

Toriano Porter: 816-234-4779, @torianoporter

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