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Woman killed in overnight homicide in Kansas City

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Posted at 2:26 AM, Feb 12, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police are investigating a homicide at 50th Street and Bellefontaine Avenue.

Police say they found an adult woman unresponsive on the sidewalk north of the intersection at around 1:20 a.m.

The woman, identified as Ruth A. Bowman, 56, died a short time later, per KCPD.

Police say they detained two people who were at the scene when they arrived.

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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.