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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Kansas City police have identified a woman who was fatally stabbed just before 2020 ended.

Officers were called just before 10 p.m. on Dec. 31 to Truman Road and Interstate 435 on a stabbing.

When they arrived, they found a woman in her 40s who was injured. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Officers located a crime scene at that location on Truman Road and investigators processed the scene.

Detectives do not have any suspect information at this time.

The victim remained in critical condition through the night but later died of her injuries.

On Jan. 4, she was identified as 27-year-old Chayne Pearl.

Editorial note: This homicide was previously referred to as being the first homicide of 2021 due to previous information police had given KCTV5 News. However, on Jan. 4, police said that this will be considered a 2020 event and it will be counted as such per guidance from state reporting personnel. 

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