Independence police investigating homicide after finding woman dead inside home

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Independence police are investigating a homicide in the 500 block of South Oxford Avenue.

They were called to a home there on reports of a shooting around 12:30 a.m. They found a woman inside with a gunshot wound.

Independence police later identified the victim as Abigail Edwards, 20. 

Police said it is an active homicide investigation and asked that anyone with information that may help detectives call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477, or IPD at 816-325-7777.

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