Independence Avenue resurgence stumbles
The Kansas City Star
Independence Avenue’s and the Northeast Area’s resurgence took a step backward with police reports of prostitute abductions and deaths.
It is a sad development for the women and the community. Two women, who worked as prostitutes in the Independence Avenue area, were killed and their bodies dumped in the Northland, The Kansas City Star reports.
Police are investigating the cases as possibly being linked along with a third woman who was taken from the Northeast Area and dumped in the Northland along a gravel road southeast of Cameron. She survived. The woman, who worked as a prostitute, described her abductor as a white male driving a white pickup truck.
The Northeast Area and Independence Avenue have come a long way since the 1982 to 1994 mysterious killings of seven area teen-age girls and women whose bodies were found in the Missouri River. Most had links to prostitution on Independence Avenue.
The avenue has several bakeries, a coffee shop where a lot of people gather, new businesses, restaurants with cuisines from several countries and many new families fixing up old homes. The killings have to stop for the resurgence of the community to continue.