Police are on the hunt for the former boyfriend of Naushay Riley, who they believe may have killed Riley, as well as her mother, Jackie M. Riley, inside their home on East 40th Terrace early this morning.
Police say Naushay, 35, took shelter in the home after a fight with the man at her own house, bringing her 2-year-old and 9-year-old children with her. Whoever shot the Rileys broke into the house and killed them while the children were present. The former boyfriend allegedly called a family member of the victims earlier today, admitting he had shot both women.
Naushay Riley had been employed at the City of Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department since 2007. She began as a social worker in the Hope for Children program before being promoted in 2009 to a public health specialist working with the Children With Special Healthcare Needs program.
In a press release, the Health Department's Dr. Rex Archer said of Naushay Riley: "It is a great family loss, a great loss to our public health family and the community. We offer our sincerest condolences to the family. Our hearts and thoughts are with the children Naushay leaves behind."