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Kansas City, Missouri, police now investigating woman's suspicious death as homicide

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Posted at 5:26 PM, Feb 28, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department is investigating the homicide of a 26-year-old woman, which was initially considered a suspicious death, that occurred on Feb. 19.

The victim has been identified as Elaysha Gilliam.

Just before midnight, KCPD responded to the 3600 block of Oakley on a report of a dead body.

Upon arriving to the scene, police say they found a woman in a field. She died at the scene from unknown bodily trauma.

KCPD continues to investigate the cause and manner of death.

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Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the KSHB 41 News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015. Read the KSHB 41 News Mug Shot Policy.