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Remains in Clay County identified as Independence woman

Posted at 4:14 PM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 17:14:26-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Human remains found last week in rural Clay County were those of a missing 45-year-old woman from Independence, Clay County authorities said Wednesday.

The sheriff's office said the death of Alesha Jane Reade was being investigated as a homicide.

Reade was last seen on Feb. 9. Her body was found Feb. 11, the same day she was reported missing.

Officials did not provide further information. The investigation is continuing.