Number of Kansas City female homicide victims have grown from 20 - KCTV5 News

Number of Kansas City female homicide victims have grown from 2014-2017

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Officers were called at about 4:30 a.m. to the area of 36th Street and Park Avenue after a person was found on a sidewalk. (KCTV5) Officers were called at about 4:30 a.m. to the area of 36th Street and Park Avenue after a person was found on a sidewalk. (KCTV5)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Police in Kansas City are investigating a homicide after a woman was found dead on a sidewalk early Thursday morning.

Investigators have identified her as Kiley Cubie, 39. 

Officers were called at about 4:30 a.m. to the area of 36th Street and Park Avenue after a person was found on a sidewalk.

Police say the woman had an apparent gunshot injury. She was declared dead at the scene.

Cubie's death is part of a growing pattern of the number of women impacted by violent crime in Kansas City. 

In 2014, 11 women were killed in Kansas City. In 2017, the number increased to 32. 

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said while the numbers are troubling, it's too early to call it a "trend."

"Does this mean there's more violence against women, are more cases of domestic violence resulting in that ultimate harm? That is always a concern, always something for us to watch for," she said. "But I have not seen you know any kind of dramatic spike in those numbers."

No suspect information has been made available. Anyone with information about the shooting is to call the TIPS Hotline (816) 474-TIPS.

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