OLATHE, Kan. — A Johnson County jury convicted an Overland Park man, and former church elder, in the murder of his wife.
A jury found Robert Lee Harris guilty of first-degree premeditated murder in the death of Tanisha Harris.
Overland Park police responded to the couple’s apartment on January 9, 2018, to investigate an argument between the couple.
The department said a few hours after officers left the apartment Harris called to report his wife missing. Court documents show Harris eventually told investigators he played a role in her disappearance.
Police found Tanisha Harris’ body nearly 20 miles away in Raymore, Mo., around 2:17 a.m. Jan. 11, 2018, near 163rd and Kentucky.
Her death was eventually ruled a homicide.
Harris was an elder at Repairers of The Breach Christian Center in South Kansas City.
A judge will sentence Harris in November.
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