KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Authorities arrested a man reportedly naked and covered in blood after a woman was found dead inside a Northland apartment complex.
Kansas City police have been busy collecting evidence all morning and they are still on the scene at the Northpointe Apartments, located near Northwest 79th Terrace and North Hickory Street. The apartments are located just west of U.S. Highway 169 and south of Barry Road.
It began about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday after tenants called police to report a naked man with visible blood on him banging on doors asking for help.
Audra, who didn't want to give her last name, says her boyfriend believes he heard the dying woman's cries.
"He heard her screaming for help. Apparently other neighbors had also heard her screaming for help. That's when they started calling police," she said.
Audra said she had very little contact with the victim, but the woman always seemed nice.
"The only time I really ever saw her was when she was going to get her mail and going back home. She just seemed really quiet and sweet," she said.
By the time police arrived, the man was gone. But what police found next was even more disturbing - a woman barely clinging to life.
Police won't say how she was hurt, but the woman died at the scene.
Less than an hour later, Parkville police responded to a driver who had run off the road and hit a sign near Highway 152 and Interstate 435. It was the same man police believe callers reported earlier who was naked with blood on his body.
Police are also trying to find out if the reported naked man covered in blood running through the apartments Wednesday morning is connected to the woman's death.
One tenant in a nearby apartment complex didn't want to give her name, but she saw him.
"...and when I looked over that way he was running across the grass," the tenant said.
She said about 7 a.m. she heard someone pounding on her door. She and her husband thought it might have been kids but, when she looked out, she saw everything.
"Butt naked. And I thought, 'am I seeing what I'm seeing?'" the tenant said.
The man left something police later gathered as evidence.
"There was blood on our door and on almost every one of the doors in the apartments in this building," the tenant said.
Police have not yet identified the woman who died, and they can't say her age. The man is being questioned about her death.