Missing mom among three homicide victims found at Kansas farm
Kaylie Bailey, 21, with her 18-month-old daughter Lana. Photo courtesy of family friend.
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OTTAWA, Kan. - A young mother was one of the three homicide victims discovered at an Ottawa, Kan., farm this week.
The Franklin County Sheriff's office said 21-year-old Kaylie Bailey was among the dead on Wednesday, according to multiple family members. Kaylie and her 18-month-old daughter Lana were reported missing last week.
Investigators are still searching for Lana Bailey and were questioning a man Wednesday who they picked up in Emporia, a community about 50 miles southwest of the Ottawa area farm where the bodies were found. Authorities said they also found Bailey's vehicle in Emporia late Tuesday, but they didn't say whether the man they were questioning had been driving it.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office didn't identify the man being questioned, but in a statement Wednesday said detectives had wanted to speak to him as part of the investigation into the disappearance of Bailey, 21, and her daughter, who lived in Olathe.
The two other victims have been identified as 30-year-old Andrew Stout and 31-year-old Steven White. They lived together at a house on the farm, which Stout's mother owned.
Friends of Bailey have said she and Stout had a relationship and that on the day she disappeared, she had planned to drop her daughter off with him for the day.
Kaylie's grandfather, Anthony Pettijohn, reported Kaylie and Lana missing on Friday, May 3. Pettijohn told police he last saw them headed from his home in Olathe to Franklin County.
Franklin County authorities say the three bodies found on the farm were all adults. Olathe police say Lana's disappearance has not yet met the criteria to issue an Amber Alert.
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