Shawnee man facing 2nd degree murder charge after missing woman found dead in home

A photo of MeShone Cooper-Williams from her Facebook page.

A 47-year-old Shawnee man is in jail facing charges of second degree murder after police located the body of a woman who had been reported missing earlier this month.

Ronald Lee Kidwell is charged with murdering MeShon Cooper-Williams, 43, after a joint investigation between the Shawnee, Lenexa and Kansas City, Mo., police departments led to the discovery of her body at a home in the 11400 block of 69th Street in Shawnee this weekend.

Ronald Kidwell is in Johnson County Jail on murder charges.

“The investigation is ongoing; however, we believe this was an isolated incident and we are not looking for additional suspects at this time,” said Shawnee Police Captain Jason Brunner in a release.

Cooper had last been seen alive on July 6 in Johnson County. Police issued a missing person alert for her and friends posted messages on social media and fliers on utility poles asking for information about her whereabouts when her car was discovered near 7th Street and Myrtle in Kansas City, Mo. with the keys still in it.

Kidwell is being held on $1,000,000 bond. He will make a first appearance in court Monday afternoon.