Family and friends honor life of 36-year-old metro woman found dead in grassy area

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A mother says her daughter’s body was thrown out like a piece of trash. The 36-year-old was found dead in some grass after being left there for several days.

Danielle WilsonPolice have ruled Danielle Wilson’s death a homicide but aren’t saying how she was killed. Family says her body was in such bad shape, they weren’t able to see her. To get the closure they need, family and friends gathered together on Sunday night to honor Danielle and say goodbye.

FOX 4 asked family if they had any reason to believe someone would want to hurt Danielle and they say she didn’t have an enemy.

Someone found Danielle Wilson’s body near 29th and Myrtle last Friday. At the time, police said there was no obvious signs of trauma but on Monday ruled her death a homicide. Police say her body had been in the grassy area for at least a couple of days.

Sunday night Danielle’s parents and daughter met with the community to share their favorite memories and say goodbye in their own way.

“I couldn't even touch her for the last time because they wouldn't allow me. I couldn't see her because they wouldn't allow me. That part is gone. That's what really hurt because I didn't get to say goodbye,” Danielle’s mother Mildred Wilson said.

While detectives continue to investigate this homicide they are asking the community for help. If you know anything about what happened to Danielle, call Crimestoppers at 816-474-TIPS.