Police: Body found in Kansas City well identified

2 years 9 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, February 26 2015 Feb 26, 2015 Thursday, February 26, 2015 11:06:42 AM CST February 26, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY - Kansas City police say the body found last week in a city-owned well has been identified as a 27-year-old woman, though the cause of her death hasn't been released.

Police say Janina Vasquez's body was discovered in a 25-foot well near the Missouri River on Feb. 19.

Police said in a news release Thursday that the case still is being investigated, and the local medical examiner hasn't yet made a ruling as to what caused the death.

The body was found by Kansas City water department workers, but city officials say the body was in a flood-control well and not one relating to drinking water.

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