KC police begin homicide investigation after dead body found near Roanoke Park

Kansas City police are investigating a homicide early Tuesday after the body of a woman was found near Roanoke Park in the Valentine neighborhood.

Officers were dispatched to the 3600 block of Madison Avenue on a report of a dead body. Arriving officers found a deceased female adult. The cause of death has not been determined but police are investigating it as a homicide.

Police identified the victim late Tuesday as 40-year-old Tabitha Birdsong.

No other details were immediately available.

Anyone with information should call the Tips Hotline 816-474-8477 or the homicide unit at 816-234-5043.