Woman found dead near Roanoke Park Tuesday morning identified

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City police are investigating a homicide that happened early Tuesday.

Police said just before 7:30 a.m. a group of walkers called 911 to report a woman dead in the grass in the area of 36th and Madison Avenue near Roanoke Park.

Investigators said they classified this investigation as a homicide.

The cause of death is still under investigation.

The victim has been identified as 40-year-old Tabitha Birdsong.

Police ask that if anyone was in this area and saw or heard anything suspicious to call the TIPS hotline anonymously at (816) 474-TIPS or the homicide unit directly at (816) 234-5043.

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