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KCPD confirms death in east KCMO last October as homicide, identifies victim

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Posted at 12:32 PM, Feb 09, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-09 13:32:06-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department has confirmed that a death four months ago in the 5600 block of Paloma Avenue in east KCMO was a homicide.

Sirrena S. Truitt, 53, was identified as one of two victims who died originally under suspicious circumstances in separate locations in the Kansas City area.

KCPD officers arrived at a residence around 10 a.m. on Oct. 30 to investigate a call concerning human remains located in a backyard.

A resident noticed their dog digging outside and, when they went to investigate, noticed what they thought to be human skeletal remains.

After the resident notified KCPD, detectives began a suspicious-death investigation.

The cause of death has not been released and the homicide investigation is ongoing.

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