Third homicide victim found at property in rural Ottawa; police looking for 2 persons of interest
Police are searching for two “persons of interest” in connection with the a multiple homicide at a house in rural Ottawa, after a third body was discovered on the property late Monday.
Questions also remain about a missing 18-month-old girl, the daughter of a missing Olathe woman who may be one of the three victims.
Police were searching for Kyle Flack, 27, and Cyle Matthew Bailey, 23, in connection with the murders, according to numerous reports issued by Douglas County Emergency Dispatch Tuesday afternoon.
Flack served seven years in prison for the 2005 shooting of Ottawa man Steven Dale Free, 47, who was found in his front yard with multiple small-caliber gunshot wounds. Flack was convicted in Franklin County of attempted second-degree murder and was released from prison in 2012.
It is not clear whether Flack — who could be driving a 2007 Toyota Corolla — or Bailey have been located, and police have not made any comments about the case after a Tuesday morning news conference.
Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Richards announced at that news conference that a third body was found on the property at 3197 Georgia Road, about five miles west of Ottawa. The announcement followed a Monday evening news conference in which Richards reported that two bodies had been recovered. The victims include two men and one women, Richards said.
Richards did not release the identities of the victims and said police were still working on identification. However, friends who discovered one of the bodies said they believed the female victim was 22-year-old Kaylie Bailey, of Olathe. Bailey and her 18-month-old daughter were reported missing May 3 and were last seen May 1. Richards said an Amber Alert for the missing child has not been issued and a child was not found at the property.
Kaylie’s husband, Shawn Patrick Bailey, 25, was arrested in January in Lebanon, Mo., on burglary charges along with Cyle Bailey, one of the people police are looking for.
Shawn Bailey — who married Kaylie in 2011 — has been in jail since January, but Cyle was released on bail, according to court records. Both Shawn and Cyle spent time in Kansas prisons for their role in a 2008 burglary in Franklin County.
The house where the bodies were found is owned by Jackson and Karon Anderson, according to Franklin County property records. Over the past couple of days, Jackson Anderson and his friends have been posting questions on Facebook about the whereabouts of his brother and Bailey.
On Monday morning, Anderson posted: "If someone has seen my brother please say something I am losing sleep over this. Someone has to know!" About 8 p.m. Monday, Anderson posted: "Just got word about my brother." Anderson could not be reached for comment.
Three people, who were feeding animals on the property, reported an odd smell coming from the home Sunday, according to Kortni McGill, of Ottawa, one of the three.
Police were called to the property Sunday but did not locate any bodies at that time, McGill said. Richards confirmed that police had been to the property Sunday but did not locate any bodies until returning to the property Monday.
McGill said she found the female victim in the garage of the home. The body was covered in a blue tarp and had a cinderblock on her head, McGill said Tuesday prior to the news conference.
More than three dozen law enforcement officials continue to work on the case, Richards said. A portion of Georgia Road was blocked off Tuesday morning, as police worked the crime scene.
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