Holts Summit police investigate homicide after body found

Holts Summit Police continue a homicide investigation Thursday after a body was found in the grass field north of the Exxon gas station.


The victim has been identified as Jessica Murafetis, age 44, from Chilhowee, MO in rural Johnson County. Holts Summit Police continue their investigation and say the victim's next of kin has been notified.

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The body was found Thursday morning in a grass field behind the Exxon Gas Station, on East Simon Boulevard.

Police tell KRCG 13 the body is of a white female, between 40 and 50 years old. She was wearing a red long-sleeved t-shirt with the logo of Kansas City-Covenant Towing and Recovery, and olive green US Marine Corps pants.

Police are contacting Kansas City police to see if a missing person matches the description. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday to determine cause of death.

If you have any information, you can call Lt. Brian Reid at the Holts Summit Police at 573-896-8431 and Callway County Crime Stoppers at (573) 592-2474.