KANSAS CITY — Police in Kansas City say they are investigating as a homicide the death of a woman whose body was found last week along a roadside.

The body of Renita Thompson, 28, of Kansas City, was found Dec. 21 by family members who had reported her missing days earlier. Her body was found just a block west of Interstate 435 in the Strupwood neighborhood, out of view from traffic on the road.

Police have not said how she died, but confirmed Friday that her death was a homicide. Police are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Thompson had two children, a 7-year-old and an infant, the Kansas City Star reported. The newspaper said Thompson's was the 149th homicide recorded in Kansas City this year .