Overland Park police arrest man they believe played role in wife’s disappearance after finding her body in Raymore

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A man was arrested Monday night in Overland Park, Kan., after police say he confessed to playing a role in the disappearance of his wife.

Police initially responded to an apartment in the Magnolia Park Apartment Complex near Perry Street and West 80th Street Monday around 4 p.m. upon reports of a domestic disturbance.

Responding officers made contact with a man who was at the apartment but discovered he was there alone.

Overland Park police say a few hours after officers left the apartment the man called to report that his wife was missing. The man eventually told that he played a role in her disappearance. Her body was found nearly 20 miles away in Raymore, Mo., around 2:17 a.m. Tuesday near 163rd and Kentucky. That investigation shut down Kentucky Road at Hardee Street.

The man was arrested and taken to the Johnson County Adult Detention Center, his wife’s death is being investigated as a homicide.

Neither of their identities have been released. Police are still trying to contact family members.

No official charges have been filed at this time, but as of noon Tuesday, police were still at the couple’s apartment.

If you have any information regarding this crime, Overland Park Police ask that you call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.

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