A Kansas father and his girlfriend are going through felony murder expenses in the loss of life of his 3-year-old daughter — amid allegations that she was “tortured,” in response to reviews.
Investigators imagine the lady, Olivia Ann Jansen, was killed someday Thursday, the day earlier than she was reported lacking by her father, Howard Jansen III, from her Kansas Metropolis dwelling, the Kansas Metropolis Star reported.
Simply hours later, at about 5:30 p.m. Friday, investigators discovered a baby’s physique believed to be Olivia’s in a wooded space roughly 9 blocks from her dwelling.
“It is a loss for our neighborhood,” Wyandotte County District Lawyer Mark Dupree informed reporters Sunday. “I implore everybody in this neighborhood to face with this household as they undergo one probably the most tumultuous occasions, a second that no person in life ought to ever need to undergo.”
Jansen, 29, reported his daughter lacking early Friday, telling police he final noticed the lady at about 11 p.m. Thursday. Jansen informed investigators he realized she was gone at 6:30 a.m. Friday, claiming he discovered his again door open, police stated.
Charging paperwork point out Olivia was killed someday Thursday, however authorities haven’t launched particulars on how she died.
Along with murder, Jansen and his girlfriend, Jacqulyn Amanda Kirkpatrick, 33, are charged with aggravated endangerment of a baby and felony desecration.
Dozens of individuals, together with the lady’s grandparents, gathered exterior the Wyandotte County courthouse on Sunday to demand that Jansen and Kirkpatrick be held accountable in the lady’s loss of life.
“I’m glad it’s first-degree murder, want it was capital murder, however I want it could possibly be extra,” her grandmother, Elisabeth Jansen, informed KMBC. “I need them to pay for what they did to her. This has been happening for months and it didn’t need to.”
Olivia’s grandfather, Howard Jansen II, stated kinfolk tried to “search assist” for the lady and contacted youngster welfare employees in regards to the alleged “torture” she was enduring, KMBC reported.
Jansen and Kirkpatrick remained in custody Monday on the Wyandotte County Detention Middle on $500,000 bond, on-line data present.
With Publish wires