Butler County Times Gazette
  • KC police ID 2 people found dead in burned van

  • Kansas City police have identified a man and woman who were found dead in a burned van earlier this month.
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  • Kansas City police have identified a man and woman who were found dead in a burned van earlier this month.
    Police on Monday say 24-year-old Dennis Smith and 22-year-old Linda Williams, both of Kansas City, died Sept. 15 after an argument with a friend.
    The victims got into an argument with the friend while in a van and the suspect allegedly shot Smith as he sat in the driver's seat.
    Williams and another person jumped out of the van but the gunman forced her back into the vehicle and drove away. Police say he later killed Williams and drove to Kansas, where he set the van on fire.
    The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/14COXQz ) the suspected gunman was arrested the next day on a federal parole violation.

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