INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Police have identified a woman found dead in a car around 4:30 Friday, Nov. 22.
The woman, identified by police as 19-year-old Michelle L. Russell, was found dead in a car near 35th and Jackson in Independence, Mo.
Investigators are calling her death suspicious, but detectives are waiting for autopsy results in order to determine a cause of death.
Police think she may be connected to a call they received around 10 p.m. Thursday. Someone reported a shooting at Motel 6 near I-29 and Barry Road in Kansas City, Mo.
When police arrived at the motel they discovered a crime scene but parties involved had left. Shortly after the shooting, police received word a shooting victim arrived at North Kansas City Hospital, but had left shortly after arriving.
Police later located a woman’s body in a car in Independence. The car matched the description of the one that arrived at the hospital.