INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The Independence Police Department has discovered two dead bodies inside of a residence on Sunday afternoon.
At around 4:00 p.m., officers responded to a medical call at the 1400 Block of S. Baker Dr.
Upon arrival, officers found two dead bodies inside the residence.
The two victims were identified as 31-year-old Tasha Mathews and 29-year-old James Adams.
Independence Police said the grandmother of two young kids found them inside the apartment around four Sunday afternoon.
Officers said the female victim was the two kids’ mom and the male victim was a friend of their mom’s.
The female victim’s mom stopped by to visit and didn’t get a response at the door.
“They were able to get a hold of one of the small children that were in the house, get their attention somehow and they were able to open that door and let the parent inside and once they got inside they discovered what had happened,” Officer Jack Taylor, Spokesperson for Independence Police Department, said.
Police said the unit had surveillance cameras inside, but they can’t determine a cause of death until they receive tests from the medical examiner.
They do know there was no foul play.
The two kids are okay, but police are investigating what happened inside the apartment.
At this time, the deaths are being treated as suspicious. Investigators are at the scene.
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