Two found dead inside KCMO home leave behind nine children

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Autopsies are underway for a man and a woman found dead inside a home on the city’s east side Friday. Family members identify them as Renitta Crutchfield and Leo Wagers, a couple in their 30’s.

“It’s just a hard time we are all trying to figure out what happened,” said Maya McClenton, who is Crutchfield’s sister. “It’s just a time we are all going to have to come together.”

Police said there was no obvious cause of death and are calling the deaths suspicious. Officers were called to the home on a welfare check. Police said the division of family services were knocking on the door then they heard a baby crying, and grew concerned with nobody came to the door.

Beverly Hunt, Wager’s mom, said her son loved his children. Family said the couple leaves behind nine children, two of which they shared together.

Investigators said the fire department came to the scene to check the home’s air quality. Crews discovered the home had no power and a generator was inside the garage. They said they are unsure at this time if it has anything to do with the deaths. Some family members told FOX 4 they suspect foul play.

“They baby was fine,” said Hunt. “Nothing happened to the baby, that’s all I can figure is it must be foul play.”

McClenton said the family started a GoFundMe page to help pay for funeral services. To donate click here.

Investigators told FOX 4 on Saturday they won’t know the cause of death until the toxicology tests are complete, which could take up to a month. At last check, officers were hopeful the 2-month old baby girl would be okay.

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