Body found in Missouri identified as missing Kansas woman

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -

Authorities have identified a woman's body found in Kansas City, Missouri, as that of missing 18-year-old and say a person of interest in her disappearance killed himself.

Police said Wednesday that the body of Mikayla Norris, of suburban Overland Park, Kansas, was discovered Tuesday in a wooded area. Kareem McCoy-Lee's body was found behind a sporting goods store in suburban Liberty, Missouri. Police are investigating the deaths as a possible murder suicide.

Police in Liberty say McCoy-Lee also fired shots earlier Tuesday at another woman while she was driving. She wasn't struck but hit a tree.

Norris was last seen Sunday leaving a barbecue restaurant where she worked.

KSHB-TV reports that McCoy-Lee had been charged with assault while living in Kansas City and with domestic violence while living in Florida.


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Authorities have found a woman's body in Kansas City, Missouri, while searching for a missing 18-year-old and say a person of interest in her disappearance has killed himself.

Kansas City police say a tip Tuesday night led officers to a wooded area where the woman's body was found. Police are trying to determine if the body is that of Mikayala Norris, of suburban Overland Park, Kansas. She was last seen Sunday leaving a barbecue restaurant where she worked.

Police say the person of interest in the case was found dead Tuesday night behind a sporting goods store in suburban Liberty, Missouri. Police say he also fired shots Tuesday in Liberty at another woman while she was driving. She wasn't struck but hit a tree. The man's name hasn't been released.

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