Crime

Kansas City playground homicide victim identified

Police on Wednesday identified a woman found dead last week on a Kansas City apartment complex playground as Shaunda L. Thomas.

Thomas, 35, was the victim of a homicide, police said.

Her body was discovered the morning of June 4 in the 7000 block of Crabapple Lane.

Police have not released a cause of death, but neighbors told police that they heard gunshots in the area several hours before her body was found.

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

Tony Rizzo, trizzo@kcstar.com

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