Police identify woman found dead on playground at apartment complex

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police have identified the woman found dead at an apartment complex playground on Wednesday, June 4.

Police are investigating the death of 35-year-old Shaunda L. Thomas, who was found in the 7000 block of Crabapple Lane in Kansas City. Authorities said they received a call around 8:10 a.m. of a person laying on a playground in the middle of the Maple Hills Apartment Complex campus.

When officers arrived they found the dead woman. Police said there were visible signs of trauma, but a cause of death has yet to be determined.

"Any information we get helps us determine what may have happened," Captain Tye Grant said.

Police are investigating the case as a homicide, it had previously been termed as a suspicious death. Anyone with information that will help lead to an arrest should call the TIPS Hotline at 816.474.TIPS.

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5 comments

  • Ron

    Our complex suppose to have armed security (Signal 88) all they do is drive around and harass tenants. So my question is where are they when something is happening . Yes I know they are not to blame but could it have been prevented? We need to come together and get better crime prevention on the property .

    • Bruce

      I agree. The complex is supposed to be under video surveillance so I wonder if they pulled the video from the night before she was found. That area of the complex is extremely dark at night and needs better lighting. I honestly think we need some kind of neighborhood watch group or something because Signal is not getting the job done.

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