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Police Request Tips on House Fire that Killed Two

Police Request Tips on House Fire that Killed Two

For immediate release: January 9, 2018

Detectives with the Independence Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit are asking the public for any information on a house fire that occurred on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at a vacant home at 9208 E. Pitcher Road in Independence, MO. The fire started around 6:30 PM, destroying the already dilapidated and condemned home. Two deceased subjects were located inside the home by first responders. The deceased subjects were later identified as:

  • Alexandria L. Wickman, a homeless, 27 year old, white female.
  • Shawn J. Hansen, a homeless, 43 year old, white male.

Ms. Wickman and Mr. Hansen were believed to be squatters in the home when the fire occurred. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

If you have any information on this case, please call the TIPS hotline at (816) 474-TIPS, IPD Tips at (816) 325-7777 or email leads@indepmo.org

Reference: IPD Report # 2017-92080