Missing Kansas Girl: Body of 18-Month-Old Lana Bailey Found; Who is Quadruple-Homicide Suspect Kyle Flack?
Police in the rural Kansas town where three bodies were discovered last week believe a newly discovered fourth body belongs to missing Kansas girl Lana Bailey, the 18-month-old daughter of one of the other victims. Kyle Flack, 27, has been charged for the murders.
"It is with great sadness that I report a body found in Osage County, Kansas, is believed to be the remains of 18-month-old Lana Bailey," said Franklin County Sheriff Richards in a statement.
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"We hope that a forensic examination will make a final identification," Richards added. He did not say exactly where the body was found.
Three bodies were found on a farm in Ottawa, Kan., last Monday: Steven White, 31; Lana Bailey's mother, Kaylie Bailey, 21; and Andrew Stout, 30, who was said to be dating Kaylie. Investigators say that White was killed between April 20 and April 28, and that Kaylie Bailey, her daughter Lana and Stout were killed between April 28 and May 6.
Flack, who is being held on $10 million bond, has been charged with capital murder and first-degree murder in the deaths of Lana and Kaylie Bailey and Stout, and first-degree murder in the death of White. He is also charged with raping Kaylie Bailey and criminal possession of a firearm.
In 2005, Flack as convicted of shooting Steve Free, 47, another Ottawa resident. Free had employed Flack as a handyman but fired him, an event which precipitated the shooting. Flack was released on parole in 2009 after serving four years, or three-quarters, of his sentence, and Free died of cancer in 2001.
Stephanie Ingram, Free's sister, wasn't surprised when she heard that Flack was a person of interest in the recent homicides
"Kyle has some mental instabilities," Ingram said. "I think he's a psychopath. If you ever met him, you would feel that vibe right off."
Ingram believes he should have served more time.
"If the Franklin County court system and the district attorney's office would have done their jobs right in the first place, he would still be in jail where he belongs," said Ingram.
Flack was also ordered by the court to pay more than $70,000 to Free for medical bills and other expenses, but according to Ingram, Flack only paid about $300-not even "enough restitution to cover Steve's funeral [costs]. And now that Steve is dead, Flack is off the hook for paying any more of it."
According to Kansas law, prosecutors have seven days from the arraignment to decide whether or not to pursue the death penalty. In Kansas, an act of multiple murders must be punished with life in prison without parole or the death penalty.
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