Police in Missouri are investigating the death of a 60-year-old woman whose body was found at a home Wednesday morning. A neighbor alerted officers around 9:30 a.m. after she found the woman inside a home on Fayette Street. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the resident died of blunt force trauma to the head. The woman’s body has not been officially identified, but was likely sexually assaulted. “We don’t believe that there was any forced entry here, but that may be a possibility,” police spokesman Dustin Dameron told the Kansas City Star. “It’s pretty brutal.”
The unidentified neighbor reportedly called 911 at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday after she found the woman unconscious in the back of the home and fled the scene when she saw a person entering the home, the Star reported. The Times reported that the woman’s body was found inside a car parked outside of the home. Other neighbors told the Star that they heard a woman screaming “help me” just prior to the neighbor walking up to the home to call police. According to the Star, several bullet holes were found in the side window of the house. Police found one weapon and a “large amount of blood” in the home, Dameron said. Police are currently searching for a vehicle driven by the woman’s ex-husband that was found in St. Louis. It is unknown what led the man to leave the state and where he is headed. No arrests have been made. It is currently not clear if there were any children or other residents of the home.