KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police say they were conducting a welfare check Friday afternoon when they found two people who were dead inside of a home.
Police say they were called to 21st and Van Brunt around 2:45 p.m. and upon their arrival they heard a baby crying. The baby’s cries are what prompted the division of family services to call police when nobody answered the door.
When officers arrived they met the caller at the house. Officers went inside of the home and found a child and two dead bodies.
“The initial officers go in and check to determine what’s going on,” Captain Ty Grant said. “Obvious, two dead bodies, got the baby out safe, keeping before we go back in there and start disrupting evidence wait for the search warrant and allow our crime scene definition and detectives to do the rest from there.”
The child was taken to the hospital, but officers say they think she will be fine. She did not have any apparent injuries or appear to be malnourished.
Investigators say they were not sure how long the infant or the bodies were inside of the home.
Police say the two bodies appeared to have died under suspicious circumstances.
“There’s no obvious sign of cause of death from what we can tell right now,” Grant said. “The scene hasn’t really been searched very well yet we are still waiting to do that.”
The fire department was called to evaluate the home’s air quality, and they discovered that the power to the home was off and a generator was inside the garage. Police say they are not sure if the generator has anything to do with the deaths. They are waiting for a toxicology report, which can take up to a month.
Although the identities of the bodies has not yet been released, police say it’s a man and woman in their 30s. Police are not sure when the two were last seen but family at the scene say they just the woman on Thursday.
A woman who says she is the mother of the deceased woman rushed to the scene shortly after the discovery and was frantic. The woman told FOX 4 that the child was just two-month-old and her daughter also had a one-year-old son.
Police ask that anyone with information call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.