Police: Neighborhood watch programs play key role in safety

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Hailey Owens’ neighbors played a significant role in providing police with information that led to her body and the arrest of the man accused of kidnapping and killing her.

Even with the tragic outcome, the case shows how valuable community help can be in cases like these.

Kansas City has close to 200 community watch groups. Most are connected with neighborhood associations.

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