Paul D. Cramm

Body Of Missing Overland Park Teen Found In KCMO

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – 18-year-old Mikayla Norris went missing on Sunday. Police found her dead body on Tuesday.

She was last seen on 17th of December around 8:30 p.m. at her job at Jack Stack BBQ at 95th & Metcalf. Her parents reported her missing as they felt something strange and thought their daughter may be in danger.

On Tuesday at about 12:30 p.m., her car was seen by a woman. She took a picture of the vehicle and the person behind its wheel who was identified as McCoy Lee by the police. Gladstone police contacted Overland Park police after which surveillance photos of McCoy Lee were released at the gas station.

McCoy-Lee’s dead body was found in Norris’s car late Tuesday night, according to Liberty officials. The vehicle was parked at a shopping area near Stewart Road and Conistor Street. He shot himself in the car, said the police. Before his death, he was going on Stewart Road when he began shooting at a woman in another car who was his ex-girlfriend. That incident happened at about 2:30 p.m. and the girl’s vehicle crashed, but she didn’t sustain any injury.

On Tuesday, the cops succeeded in finding the dead body of Norris in a wooded area near the 8500 block of Hillcrest.

Police believe that 22-year-old Kareem McCoy Lee killed her as he is the only suspect in this case. Police got a clue of the killing from a Facebook post of McCoy-Lee where he posted, “Body across from 8503 Hillcrest. Damn gun jammed.” He also posted “white girl” who is believed to be Norris, was a pawn for her vehicle and that he was using it to go kill his ex-girlfriend.

The case is under investigation and the investigators are trying to know if they both knew each other.

Her father posted a status on his Facebook page which aid, “Well friends and family, I can’t even begin to thank ALL OF YOU out there pulling and praying for the safe return of our baby girl. All the messages, calls, social media posts, shares, news reports and physical searches have been so appreciated and we are thankful for your love and attention.”

He added that the struggle on Facebook assisted in finding the dead body of his daughter and that it forced the offender to commit suicide. He asked every individual to pray for the offender’s family because it is obvious that he had friends and relatives, who are grieving for him. He also prays for the strength of his near ones.

Norris was a worker at Jack Stack Barbecue and a statement was released by the employer after her dead body was found: “Jack Stack is saddened to hear about Mikayla Norris and our thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family during this time. Our team is grieving the loss of a great team member and an important part of our Jack Stack family.”

The company further said that it is cooperating with the investigators and that the surveillance footage was given to them as they required it. It is also said that the police will be given all the information that will help them know the reason behind what happened.

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This practice has been exclusively devoted to all levels of criminal defense from misdemeanor offenses in municipal court to felony matters in the Federal courts of Kansas and the Western District of Missouri. Paul D. Cramm is qualified to provide defense in Capital and Death Penalty cases.