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Fire call becomes a homicide investigation in Kansas City, North

A police officer directed traffic Saturday at Oaks at Prairie View Apartments in Platte Woods during a crime scene investigation.
A police officer directed traffic Saturday at Oaks at Prairie View Apartments in Platte Woods during a crime scene investigation. Special to The Star

Police are investigating a woman’s death in a Kansas City, North, apartment fire as a homicide.

Just before 6 a.m. Saturday, Kansas City firefighters at the Oaks at Prairie View apartments in the 6900 block of Northwest 80th Terrace found the woman’s body. Police at the scene are investigating her death as a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

The death was the 62nd homicide in Kansas City this year. The metropolitan area has recorded 98 homicides in 2016.

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