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Burlingame resident found deceased in her apartment; KBI investigates

BURLINGAME, Kan. – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Osage County Sheriff’s Office, and the Burlingame Police Department are investigating after a woman was found deceased in her apartment Monday in Burlingame, Kan.

The KBI said Cristina Pratt, 49, was found inside her apartment about 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 15, 2021, after a friend had reported concern about her welfare.

The KBI reported that Sunday evening, March 14, the friend called the Burlingame Police Department when she could not reach Pratt. Burlingame officers attempted to contact Pratt at her apartment at 134 W. Lincoln St., but the apartment was quiet and nobody answered the door. Still unable to locate Pratt by Monday morning, officers returned to the address and arranged for the owner to unlock the apartment. At approximately 9:30 a.m., they entered the residence and found Pratt dead inside. Investigators believe she was the victim of foul play. An autopsy will be conducted.

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office requested KBI assistance about 12:25 p.m. Monday, and special agents and the Crime Scene Response Team responded.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME, or the Osage County Sheriff’s Office at 785 828-3121. Tips can also be submitted at www.kbi.ks.gov/sar.

The KBI released no further information and the investigation is ongoing.

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