Johnson County Developmental Supports colleagues mourning death of Georgia Petsch; husband charged with murder

Georgia Petsch, a Leawood native who graduated from SM East in 2000, died of apparent gunshot injuries on Friday. In addition to working at Johnson County Developmental Supports, she volunteered hours each week at The Rescue Project. Photo via Petsch’s Facebook profile.

Kansas City, Mo., police on Monday identified the woman found dead in a home near 98th Street and Wornall Friday afternoon as 38-year-old Georgia Petsch.

Petsch, whose maiden name is Leming, was a native of Leawood who attended Brookwood Elementary, Mission Valley Middle School and Shawnee Mission East, where she graduated in 2000. Petsch had worked as a direct support professional with Johnson County Developmental Supports, the agency that works to provide personal and professional support for residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities, since 2016.