Crime

Woman is found dead on a Kansas City playground

Kansas City police were investigating as a homicide the death of a woman found Wednesday morning at an apartment complex on the city’s East Side.

Officers were called about 8:10 a.m. to the 7000 block of Crabapple Lane after someone found the body in the playground area inside the private apartment complex, which is near Interstate 435 and Eastwood Trafficway.

Officers had gone to the complex several hours earlier after someone reported hearing gunshots, but they did not find anything at that time.

After being called back, officers found the victim in mulch near playground equipment. She had suffered head trauma. Police did not release her name or cause of death.

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

| Tony Rizzo, trizzo@kcstar.com, and Christine Vendel, cvendel@kcstar.com

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