Missing woman located; person of interest still at large

Kenneth N. Crowley

The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department has canceled its search for a missing woman believed to be the victim of a kidnapping, according to a police spokesman. Late this afternoon Laneia Taylor, a Kansas City, Kansas resident, was received into police custody.

The person of interest in the kidnapping and in a homicide in the 1800 block of Minnesota Avenue on Saturday is still at large, police stated.

Kenneth N. Crowley, 27, may be driving a dark blue 2006 Hyundai Azera with Kansas license plate 878JAD, police stated.

Officers were initially dispatched to a residence in the 1800 block of Minnesota on a reported body inside a residence, police said. When they arrived, officers found a deceased male in his early 40s, a spokesman stated.

Based on the initial investigation, Crowley was identified as a person of interest and Taylor as a potential kidnapping victim in relation to the homicide, police stated.

The incident is under investigation by the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department’s Major Case Unit. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Crowley, or any information related to the case, is urged to call the Police Department at 913-596-3000 or the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS, police said.