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Woman found dead in Michigan Ave. townhome

Kansas City police were investigating a homicide in the 1200 block of Michigan Avenue on Monday afternoon.

Officers were called to a townhome at the Arzelia Gardens at about 3:30 p.m. Monday after a maintenance worker discovered a body. Police have identified the victim as Fannie Delia Young, 67.

Young was found inside her residence in the gated community by a maintenance worker who noticed that she had not picked up her mail for several days.

Police said the victim lived alone. Police have not said how the victim died.

Family members who arrived shortly after 6 p.m. noted that Young's car was missing, but after nightfall police said they had located the car. Officers would not clarify if the car was connected to homicide or if any evidence was found inside.

They woman's family said she lived alone at the independent senior living facility at 13th Street and Michigan Avenue.

Relatives said Young was a volunteer for several Democratic party candidates and had been busy last week making "get out the vote" calls. They said she was also close to well-known local restaurateurs and ministers.

Anyone with information on the killing is asked to call police at 816-474-8477.

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