Kansas City man charged in stabbing death of girlfriend

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City man has been charged in the stabbing death of his girlfriend.

Twenty-seven-year-old Keyon Patterson was charged Thursday with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Ladajah Oliver. Her body was found last month in her apartment.

Charging documents say Oliver’s recently purchased sport utility vehicle was missing. It was found about a block away from where Patterson lived.

Family and friends told police that Patterson and Oliver met on Facebook and had been in a romantic relationship.

Prosecutors say an analysis of DNA from a bloody handprint found inside the apartment showed DNA from Oliver and Patterson.

During questioning, Patterson denied being at Oliver’s apartment. His bond is set at $150,000. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

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