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Ex-wife identifies 1 of 4 found dead in Kansas City, Kan.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 | 5:26 p.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Police released few details Tuesday on the deaths of four people, including a 3-year-old girl found in the front yard, at a home on the outskirts of Kansas City.

A police cruiser was parked outside the gray and white frame home. A small pink bike with training wheels and rocking horse sat out front, and eight vehicles were parked in the gravel driveway.

Arnetta Warren, 66, identified one of the victims as her former husband James Warren, 66. She said she was not certain of the names of the people who lived with him. She said there were two women, and the 3-year-old was the daughter of one of them.

"He would just take in anybody who didn't have a home," Arnetta Warren said.

She said she and James Warren had been divorced for several years.

Police would not say how the people died or release the victims' names.

"We're waiting and gathering as much information as we can," Sgt. Emmett Lockridge said. "We are getting lots and lots of calls."

The home's yard, where the 3-year-old's body was found, was slightly overgrown. The adults were discovered inside the home, police have said.

The house, which was surrounded by yellow caution tape, is about a half-mile from a more populated area of town in a largely wooded section of the city. Neighbors at the two homes nearby did not answer knocks on their doors on Tuesday.


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