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Lawrence police identify man, woman in an apparent murder-suicide at Oak Hill Cemetery

Lawrence Police
Posted at 11:40 AM, Nov 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-16 18:28:37-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lawrence police said Wednesday a shooting death at a cemetery was likely a murder-suicide.

A police spokesperson said officers were called around 8:45 a.m. to the 1600 block of Oak Hill Avenue on a reported disturbance.

When officers arrived, they found Ana Marie Jessee, 22, of Lawrence, and Robert Sowders, 36, of Overland Park, dead from gunshot wounds.

The shootings happened at the Oak Hill Cemetery.

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