OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) - Authorities in eastern Kansas say they have arrested a 27-year-old man in the deaths of three people at a rural farm home.
Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Richards says the 18-month-old daughter of Kaylie Bailey, one of the three found dead at the farm in Ottawa earlier this week, is also "presumed dead."
Richards said Thursday that the suspect is being held on a first-degree murder charge.
The victims are 21-year-old Bailey of Olathe, 30-year-old Andrew Stout and 31-year-old Steven White. Both men came from Ottawa. Richards didn't say how the victims were killed.
Bailey's young daughter, Lana Leigh Bailey, was reported missing with her mother last week.
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Detectives investigating a triple homicide that occurred at 3197 Georgia Road, Ottawa, Kansas have arrested Kyle Trevor Flack, a 27-year-old male from Ottawa. Flack was arrested for First Degree Murder. Flack is currently being held in the Franklin County Adult Detention Center awaiting formal charges in Franklin County District Court.
According to Sheriff Jeff Richards "The investigation into this horrific crime continues; during the course of this investigation law enforcement officers assigned to the M-Squad activation have worked around the clock to follow up as many leads as possible in the pursuit for those responsible for this crime. Our work has not stopped with this arrest, but has intensified. We are still looking for 18-month-old Lana Bailey and will continue to do so until she is found; information developed overnight indicates that Lana is presumed to be a victim of homicide. Finding Lana is a top priority for our investigators. We will exhaust every lead and follow up every tip until we bring her home."
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) will assist in the investigation and as of this morning has joined our efforts to find Lana. Additionally, agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation have offered assistance with the investigation and will help M-Squad with the investigation.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information about this investigation to call the Franklin County Crime Stoppers Hotline at 888-311-TIPS (8477).
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