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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Murder charges filed in connection with woman's body found at Roanoke and Madison

For Immediate Release

Nov. 8, 2018

A Kansas City, Kan., man faces Murder 1st Degree charges in connection with the body of a deceased woman, Tabitha D. Birdsong, who was found this week near Roanoke and Madison in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Gene A Birdsong, dob: 1/9/1976, faces Murder 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges.*

According to court records, Kansas City, MO, police responded to Roanoke and Madison in Kansas City on a report of a dead body. They found the victim's body. She had obvious head injuries. They also found in her pocket an order of protection with her and the defendant's name on it. Witnesses told police they were seen or heard together hours before her death. A witness also saw the  defendant with bloody pants. Police found bloody clothing in a room where the defendant had been staying.

The defendant is currently in custody in Wyandotte County, Kan.

Prosecutors requested a bond of $300,000 cash.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur

Director of Communication

Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office

Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor

Work   : (816) 881-3812

Mobile: (816) 674-3954

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.

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