Kansas homicide victim was sister of girl abducted, killed in 1999

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KAKE) -

A woman shot to death in Kansas City, Kansas, has been identified as the sister of a girl who was kidnapped 17 years ago while playing outside, driven to Missouri and killed.

The Kansas City Star reports that police said Thursday that 34-year-old Casey Eaton was the person shot to death late Wednesday night. Her body was found in a vehicle.

Her sister was Pamela Butler, who was 10 in 1999 when she was kidnapped while roller-skating near her Kansas City, Kansas, home. Her body was later found east of Kansas City in a wooded Grain Valley, Missouri, field. Keith Nelson was later prosecuted in federal court and sentenced to death for Pamela's killing.

Police are investigating Eaton's death and urging anyone with information to call a tips hotline.


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The death of a woman whose body was found in a vehicle in Kansas City, Kansas, is being investigated as a homicide.

Police said in a news release that officers found the woman dead from an apparent gunshot wound Wednesday night while responding to a shooting call. The woman's name wasn't immediately released, pending notification of relatives. Police said only that she was in her 30s.

Authorities are urging anyone with information to call a tips hotline.

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