Police: Woman Found Dead in Car

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police are investigating after a Kansas City, Missouri, woman was found dead in a car on Thursday morning.

Heather L. Brown, 32, was found slumped over the steering wheel of a car in the 3900 block of Kensington shortly before 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, but investigators said they believe she been in the car since the night before. Police have not released how Brown died, but said they are investigating her death as a homicide.

The car's license plate is registered to an elderly man in Joplin, but it's not clear whether he is connected to Brown.

A neighbor tells FOX 4 he didn't hear or see anything, but he's surprised something like this would happen on his block. Derryl Stanley says he's lived here for 20 years and says many of his neighbors are long time residents too.

"Most people here have been here as long as I have or longer, so it's a quiet neighborhood," Stanley says.

He says knowing that this happened across the street from him, and that he killer is on the loose is upsetting. Several neighbors told FOX 4 they will be looking out for anything suspicious.

"I'll be more aware what's going on around me," Stanley says, "be more alert to what's going on in the neighborhood."

Police are asking anyone who may have seen or heard something Wednesday night into Thursday morning in the area of 39th and Kensington to call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.

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