Monday saw two more homicide investigations. Around 9:10 a.m., the body of a woman was found in a backyard of an abandoned home at 40th and Olive. Police say the woman's body had "obvious signs of trauma." The woman's name and her cause of death have yet to be released.
Police are looking for suspects.
The next killing occurred in Budd Park.
Officers responded to a shooting in the park around 4 p.m. They found the body of a white male in his early 20s dead from a gunshot wound. Witnesses told police that the victim was armed with a shotgun when he was approached by two black men in the park. The victim and at least one of the other men exchanged gunfire.
Witnesses said the suspects fled the scene in a dark-colored SUV. The victim's name hasn't been released.
Police are asking for tips. If you have info, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
Kansas City homicide detectives were working two killings over the weekend.
Around 10:07 p.m. Friday, 16-year-old Jalisa Reed was killed in a double shooting at an apartment complex at 76th and Monroe. The other woman, described as in her 20s, was taken to a local hospital, and she is said to be in stable condition.
On Saturday morning, 31-year-old Wayne Steward was killed in a triple shooting outside of Balanca's at 1809 Grand. Police were called to the shooting around 2:49 a.m.
Police say there were "numerous witnesses" who left the scene. They are asking anyone with info to call the Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
Also last week, 42-year-old Keith Nelson was charged in the death of a 5-month-old boy. Nelson is facing charges of first-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child — second or subsequent offense. Prosecutors say they are waiting for the medical examiner's report before deciding whether to pursue other charges.
Finally, three children witnessed their parents die in what police are calling a murder-suicide at 26th and Cypress. Police identified the dead as 25-year-old Jedidiah Alexander and 24-year-old Alyshia Alexander.
Police say the Alexanders were married. The children inside the vehicle were physically unharmed.