Crime & Courts

No signs of trauma on woman found dead outside hospital

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Following an autopsy performed Thursday morning, Merriam police said they are no closer to determining how Angela Hook died.

Lt. Mike Daniels of the Merriam Police Department said there were no signs of trauma on the body of the 40-year-old Kansas City, Kan., woman.

Hook's frozen body was found in her car Tuesday in the parking lot of the Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Merriam. Police said she had been there prior to the Christmas snow storm.

Hook was last seen Dec. 5, when she told her boyfriend's grandmother she was going Christmas shopping.

Daniels said blood and tissue samples were being sent to a laboratory for analysis. He said it would take six to eight weeks before the results of those tests are completed.

Police said they have been unable to determine how long the car had been in the parking lot.

They are still looking for a 60-year-old man in connection with the case. Police say they want to talk with Aresteen "Butch" Young Jr., who is wanted on a narcotics violation by Kansas City, Kan., police.

Those with information about Young or Hook's death are asked to call the Merriam Police Department at 913-322-5560 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

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