Man charged in Friday death of Peculiar woman

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Posted at 9:57 AM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 10:57:18-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Peculiar, Missouri, police announced Monday that a man was charged in connection to the Friday death of a Peculiar woman.

According to police, they were called to a residence in Windmill Estates around 4:45 p.m. for a welfare check.

When police gained entry to the home, they found 57-year-old Lori Chevalier dead. They did not say what caused her death.

Peculiar police, with the help of the Metro Squad, identified a suspect and submitted the information to Cass County prosecutors.

Gerald Lee Chevalier was charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Police did not say if or how the suspect is related to the victim.

Chevalier is in the Cass County Jail being held on a $250,000 bond.

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