Homicide near 81st and Ward a result of domestic violence, police say

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Picture of crime scene at 81st and Ward

Update: Kansas City police have identified the victim as Stacey Bell, 56, of Kansas City. A person of interest remains in custody, a police spokesman said in an email Monday.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Missouri Police are investigating their second homicide in a little over two hours Sunday evening.

Officer were called to the area of 81st and Ward Parkway Plaza regarding a medical call. When they arrived on the scene they found a female victim in her fifties, dead inside the house.

Police are questioning a female, in her twenties, that they believe is related to the victim. They also believe that there were only two people in the home at the time.

Preliminary investigation shows that this is a domestic violence incident that resulted in the victim being injured by the relative.

Crime scene investigators are gathering evidence and detectives are looking for anyone who may have information about the homicide.

Earlier on Sunday,

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