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Sheriff’s office identifies woman as homicide victim


EXCELSIOR SPRING – After finding a body Feb. 11, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday identified the victim as Alesha Jane Reade, 45, Independence.

Her death is not believed to have occurred where law enforcers found the body, Sheriff’s Capt. Robert Hays said.

“We don’t have a pure crime scene yet, so we’re assuming the body was probably placed there along the road in the wooded area afterward,” he said.