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Missing Olathe teen is found dead in KCK. Police say her death is suspicious.

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Update: The mother of Jasmine Mills on Sunday provided some details of when her daughter was last seen. That story is posted here.

A 17-year-old girl who had been reported missing out of Olathe was found dead Saturday morning in Kansas City, Kansas, according to police.

The teen was identified by Olathe police as Jasmine Mills.

Police say her death is suspicious but have not said how Mills died.

In a news release, Olathe police said its officers were called around 9 a.m. to the 1100 block of South 12th Street in Kansas City, Kansas, in reference to a death.

Shortly after the call came in, Kansas City, Kansas, Police Chief Terry Zeigler had tweeted that officers were “working a death” close to that area, in the 1100 block of South 14th Street.

“Believed to be dead for a couple of days before reported to police,” Zeigler’s tweet said. “Detectives responding.”

The body was later identified as Mills.

Olathe police said Mills was reported missing on Friday and was last seen on Thursday.

Her death remains under investigation by the Olathe Police Department in cooperation with the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department.

Anyone with information is asked to call Olathe police at 913-971-6950 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

Kaitlyn Schwers covers breaking news and crime at night for The Kansas City Star. Originally from Willard, Mo., she spent nearly three years reporting in Arkansas and Illinois before returning to Missouri and joining The Star in 2017.
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