Kansas City police are looking for access to an Amazon Alexa they hope can help investigate the murders of two medical researchers who were found dead over the weekend.
Police department detectives issued a search warrant in Jackson County to gain access to the device’s cloud storage, according to a report obtained by KSHB.
Investigators hope the Alexa will hold clues as to who fatally shot researchers Camila Behrensen, 24, and Pablo Guzman-Palma, 25, before setting fire to the apartment where they were found Saturday morning.
Police believe the killer was at the home with the duo for several hours, including before and after her death, the search warrant states.
The Alexa may have recorded conversations between the killer and the victims before the shooting, the filing said.
The Kansas City Police Department is also asking neighbors who live in the area to do the same share surveillance footage starting this weekend.
Behrensen from Argentina and Guzman-Palma from Chile were members of the Predoctoral Researcher Class at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research Graduate School.
“These researchers were members of our Class of 2020 and vibrant members of our Stowers Institute community,” Stowers said in a statement. “We want to honor and remember the joy, optimism and extraordinary work that these two individuals embodied and all that they have achieved.”
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