Olathe police look for person who killed 23-year-old woman inside Olathe home

Police are investigating after finding a woman dead inside an Olathe home.

OLATHE, Kan. — Police are investigating after a woman was found dead Tuesday afternoon inside an Olathe home, officials say.

Olathe Police Sgt. Logan Bonney said around 4 p.m. Tuesday officers were called to a home in the 1200 block of East Westerfield Place, just minutes from Olathe North High School.

Bonney said when officers arrived, they found 23-year-old Ashley K. Harlan, who police said recently moved to Olathe from Manhattan, Kansas, dead inside the home. The woman’s cause of death has not yet been determined, but police issued an update Wednesday that said her death has been classified as a homicide.

Police have not released the victim’s name. FOX4’s Marcus Officer found neighbors who were surprised when they saw so many police cars respond.

“For something like this to happen, the whole neighborhood is just shocked. Shocked,” said Millie Simon. “There’s no reason that I could possibly come up with that this would happen. It’s just horrible.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Olathe Police Department at 913-971-6950 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.