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Suspect in Kansas City trail killings charged in new case

October 06, 2017 10:53 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A suspect in the surprise-attack shooting deaths of two men in Kansas City, Missouri, is now charged in a woman's killing.

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Prosecutors on Friday charged 22-year-old Fredrick Demond Scott of Kansas City with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting death of 64-year-old Karen Harmeyer of Grandview.

The indictment didn't include details of the death but KCTV reports an officer was called in July to investigate a dead body. Once the officer arrived, witnesses told him about Harmeyer, who lived in woods behind a church.

The officer entered the campsite and found her decomposed body inside a tent.

Scott previously was charged in two killings and is a person of interest in three others. All those victims were older white men. Scott is black.

The men were shot in surprise attacks, some near recreation trails.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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