Police investigate death after woman found in vehicle in Tower P - KCTV5

Police investigate death after woman found in vehicle in Tower Park

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The body was found about 7:45 a.m. near 77th Street and Holmes Road. (KCTV5) The body was found about 7:45 a.m. near 77th Street and Holmes Road. (KCTV5)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Police are still looking for answers after a woman was found dead in a Waldo area park.

Detectives are now calling it a homicide investigation and the woman has been identified as 25-year-old Destiny Weaver from KC.

Officers responded to a reported shooting at about 7:45 a.m. Friday in Tower Park, located at 77th Street and Holmes Road. Neighbors say it can be loud there at night with people sleeping in the park overnight.

Two women were out walking in the park when they found Weaver's body inside a vehicle and called for help.

“I was like, there is something strange about this. I went for a little walk, then I came back so that I could see if she was alright. I looked at her to see if she was breathing and she wasn’t breathing, so I told my sister,” Mollie Parker said. "She was slumped over in the passenger side, but she was kind of in the middle part."

The license plates are from Johnson County, Kansas. Police have not said how Weaver died.

The park was closed for several hours as police investigated the scene. It has since reopened.

Police are asking the public for help as they search for details about what happened to Weaver.

“This is not common. This is strange. We need answers. We need to understand," Sgt. Kari Thompson said. "This is another member of our community that lost their life. We are still attempting to determine what happened. We need your help Kansas City."

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline (816) 474-TIPS.

As of today, Kansas City has seen 54 homicides. That is up from this time last year when police were investigating 41 deaths.

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