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Police identify Grandview homicide victim as 17-year-old Amauri Hughes

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Posted at 5:32 AM, Nov 13, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-13 17:44:54-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Grandview Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred Sunday evening in the 6100 block of East 127th Street.

Officers with the Grandview Police Department were called to the scene just before 7 p.m. on Sunday after receiving reports of an unresponsive individual.

When police arrived on the scene, they located the body of a 17-year-old girl, who was identified Monday as Amauri Hughes.

Police are investigating the girl's death as a homicide, though are waiting for an autopsy to learn the cause of death.

On Monday, the Grandview C-4 School District notified parents of Amauri's passing. The district said she was a senior at Grandview High School.

"Amauri will be dearly missed by our entire Bulldog community," the district said in the statement. "Our thoughts and sympathies go out to her family during this incredibly difficult time."

The school is providing additional resources for students, staff and parents.

Anyone with information is asked to report it to the anonymous Greater Kansas Crime City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477). A reward might be available for information provided through the Tips Hotline.

Anyone with information also may contact Grandview police directly.