Family, friends shocked by death of Kansas City woman who died one day before her 25th birthday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Family and friends are mourning the loss of a 24-year-old metro woman, who they say was brutally murdered. Police were called to the corner of east 45th and Willow on Thursday afternoon on reports of a dead body. When they got on scene, they found Ashley Geddes deceased.

"She was a good person, she was very friendly. She was very loyal to all of her friends, everybody, if she loved you, you felt that love. She was a good, cool person. I don't understand why this is happening," friend Tashaya Warfield said.

Police had her home cornered off with crime scene tape, as family and friends gathered around in shock. Police told FOX 4 Friday afternoon that her death is now being investigated as homicide. Family says that Geddes was found brutally murdered in her home. Friends say someone broke in her home Thursday and killed her, and then the suspect robbed her and stole her car.

Ashley Geddes

Ashley Geddes

Police have not told FOX 4 if a suspect is in custody and Geddes' good friend has a message for that person.

"Whoever you are I hope you have a heart. Just come forward and tell what you did. And if you don't it's fine because I hope the police get to you. I don't want the streets to take care of this. I want you to burn in jail is what I want you to do," Warfield said.

Geddes would've celebrated her 25th birthday on Friday. She was a local model and rapper, and was just baptized on Sunday. She was also helping out her church as a Sunday school teacher.

Her family has organized a GoFundMe for her funeral.

If you know anything about what happened, call Crimestoppers at (816) 474-TIPS.