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Teenage girl found dead in Independence

Police plan to investigate as homicide
Posted at 6:52 PM, Jun 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-23 19:52:15-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Independence police are investigating a homicide after a teenage girl was found dead on Wednesday afternoon.

Police said that shortly after 2 p.m., officers responded to the 2300 block of South Crescent Avenue for a “nature unknown” call.

They located a woman inside the residence, who had died from an “apparent gunshot wound,” police said.

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