The bodies of three people were found on a Kansas farm Monday following reports of a foul smell at the location from neighbors of the residents, according to a May 7 report on the Clarion Ledger.
The bodies of two men and one woman were discovered on the farm. Authorities are waiting to see if the female is a suburban Kansas City mother who disappeared with her 18-month old baby and hasn’t been seen heard from since last week.
The farm is located west of Ottawa, lies 60miles southwest of Kansas City.
Sheriff Jeff Richards described the scene as very large but declined to release any other details including victims’ identities or the details of their deaths.
The bodies were discovered as a result of a visit paid to the home by Kortni McGill, of Ottawa, Corey Schlotzhauer, 26, and Shona Osladil, 21. The three first went to farm on Sunday to check on a friend who they hadn’t heard from for more than a week. They discovered a foul smell on the south side of the home and called police. Initial police investigations turned up nothing and the smell was attributed to trash.
McGill and Schlotzhauer returned to the home Monday afternoon and went into the garage to feed the dog. They checked in the garage and found a dead body covered in a tarp and weighted down with a cinder block. McGill peered through the square opening in the cinder block and saw teeth.
She also found a bag of baby clothes on top of the tarp and they called the police again.
Outside the garage was a burn barrel containing baby clothes, a girl’s sleeping bag and a baby bottle. McGill also saw a clean pair of baby socks on the ground in spite of the several days of rain they’d gad.
According to Olathe Police Sgt. Brad Caldwell, Kaylie Bailey, 21, and her daughter, Lana Bailey, had been reported missing Friday after vanishing on Wednesday.
McGill and Osladil told authorities that Bailey knew a man who lived at the farm and was planning to drop the baby off there Wednesday. The two women have known Bailey their whole lives.
Once it is determined whether or not the female victim is Bailey, the future course of the investigation a=can better be determined according to Caldwell.
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