Friday, April 10, 2009

Suspicious death upgraded to homicide

A suspicious death investigation in the 1100 block of Pacific has been upgraded to a homicide, and police have a suspect in custody.

At about 2:30 p.m. yesterday, April 9, police were called to a residence in the 1100 block of Pacific to check the welfare of a person who had not been heard from for several days. When officers arrived, the caller said she went to her mother's home, and after getting no response at the door, called 911. A search warrant was obtained, and the 43-year-old mother was found dead inside her home. The victim has been positively identified as Crystal Caldwell, a white female Kansas City resident. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816.474.8477.