Kansas City police investigating homicide of woman near Northeast High School

Police are investigating the homicide of a woman found dead in Kansas City’s Northeast area.

Kansas City police were called just after 8:30 a.m. Thursday to the area of Smart Avenue and Van Brunt Boulevard and found the woman dead inside a vehicle.

The scene is just outside Northeast High School.

A cause of death has not been released. The woman’s death is the city’s 30th homicide of 2017.

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

Glenn E. Rice: 816-234-4341, @GRicekcstar

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc