March 18, 2014 4:57 PM

Homicide victim Jamie Newkirk remembered for her joyous outlook

Jamie Newkirk was described by her family as “intelligent, self-confident, energetic and selfless in everything she did.” Newkirk was shot to death Sunday in Overland Park at age 27. Her killer, Jason Crabtree, took his own life, police said. Her smile, laughter and passion for life were the calling cards that friends and co-workers again and again said defined an amazing young woman.

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