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Police: Body of missing Kansas City woman found by road

December 21, 2019 GMT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The body of a Kansas City woman missing nearly a week was found Saturday on the side of a road in the southeastern part of the city, police said in a news release.

Police said family members searching for Renita Thompson, 28, found her body Saturday morning just a block west of Interstate 435 in the Strupwood neighborhood. Police said the body was out of view from traffic on the road.

Police quickly identified the body as that of Thompson. Her cause of death has not been released. Police are asking the public for information on Thompson’s death and are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.