Mission teen, former SMSD student found dead in KCK motel

KCK Police LogoKansas City, Kan., police have identified the body of an 18-year-old woman found at the Oak Tree Inn near Rainbow and Southwest Boulevard as Monica J. Chavira.

Chavira, a resident of Mission, was found in one of the rooms at the motel around 7 p.m. Tuesday evening. The case is being investigated as a homicide. Police said that they did find marks on Chavira’s body, but that they were not from a gunshot.

The Shawnee Mission School District confirmed that Chavira had been a student during the 2014-2015 school year, but that she withdrew in March 2015.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the incident that led to Chavira’s death to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS