NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police say the victim of a suspected murder-suicide in North Kansas City reported she’d been kidnaped less than two weeks before her death.

Investigators identified the victim of Friday’s shooting as 27-year-old Riley N. O’Laughlin. Police said the suspect is 36 year-old John C. Hadley.

O’Laughlin worked at a North Kansas City warehouse. Her family believes Hadley shot and killed her, and the crime is a case of domestic abuse.

“I don’t feel like I’ll ever be the same. I feel like a part of me went with her” Shannon O’Laughlin the sister of Riley O’Laughlin said.  

North Kansas City Police also confirmed O’Laughlin made a police report on April 22, 2023. The report said O’Laughlin had been kidnapped from the same warehouse where she died.

Her family is remembering her life — and shining a light on a very real problem in our society — to hopefully save lives. 

“Riley was the person that I called and that I talked to in times like these. She knew what I was feeling before I knew it.” Shannon said.

North Kansas City Police confirm the shooting is under investigation as a murder-suicide.

The shooting happened at a warehouse near east 11th Avenue and Fayette Street just after 10 a.m. Friday. The warehouse where the shooting happened is used to store trucks used by Red Racks Thrift stores, and other items to be donated to the City Union Mission.

O’Laughlin’s family is raising money for her memorial fund. Donations are being accepted through the Riley O’Laughlin Memorial Fund.