Kansas City Police have identified the woman who was found dead inside a car early Friday morning. She was Michelle L. Russell, 19.

KCPD said in a news release that her death is suspicious, however autopsy results that will determine the cause of death are still pending.

The background:

Kansas City police were called about 10 p.m. Thursday to a motel in the 8200 block of Northwest Prairie View Road in the northland on a reported shooting, according to Kansas City Police spokesman Tye Grant.

Officers found no victim, but then police received information that someone had driven a shooting victim to North Kansas City Hospital. But according to Grant, that vehicle left without dropping off the shooting victim.

Around 4 a.m., the vehicle was found near 35th Street and Jackson Drive in Independence, not far from Centerpoint Medical Center.

A woman was found dead inside the vehicle..