The missing Kansas girl whose mother was slain on a farm last week is believed to have been found one county away, authorities say.
18-month old Lana Leigh Bailey went missing at the end of April with her mother, 21-year old Kaylie Bailey. Kaylie’s body was found last week on a rural farm in Kansas with two others–Andrew Stout and Steven White–by friends who had stopped by the home to check on animals kept there. Police said a gun was used on the victims, but wouldn’t go into detail about the murders as it was crucial to their investigation. Now, 27-year old Kyle Flack has been charged with 1st degree murder in those deaths, and investigators are awaiting autopsy reports to determine whether the remains of the young girl found in Osage County belong to little Lana.
“The family needed to have this so they can move on,” Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Richards said at a Sunday news conference. “This helps bring some closure to them. It helps bring closure to all of this investigative team. A crime like this takes an emotional toll, especially when it’s a child….I want the family of Lana, and all the victims, to know that this investigation will continue until we are confident we have collected as much evidence as we can to ensure justice is served on behalf of all four victims.”