OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — In a story March 11 about a hearing in the case of four people found dead on a Kansas farm, The Associated Press reported erroneously the kind of shotgun shells authorities said were found throughout a house on the property. Ryan Rezzelle of the Johnson County Sheriff's crime lab testified that shells from a 12-gauge shotgun were found in the house, not .22 gauge shells.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Testimony: Child's body found in suitcase in creek
Investigator testifies that searchers found a child's body in suitcase in Kansas creek
By MARIA SUDEKUM
OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — A woman whose decomposing body was found under a pile of clothing next to the body of her boyfriend at a Kansas farm had been bound at the wrists and was partially clothed, crime scene specialists testified Tuesday.
Kyle Trevor Flack, 28, is charged with capital murder, first-degree murder and attempted rape. The investigators testified at preliminary hearing for Franklin County Judge Thomas H. Sachse to determine if there was enough evidence to send the case to trial.
Flack is accused of killing Andrew Stout, Steven White and Kaylie Bailey, who were found last spring at Stout's farm in Ottawa, about 50 miles southwest of Kansas City. Investigators found the body of Bailey's 18-month-old daughter Lana Leigh Bailey, a few days later in neighboring Osage County.
Ryan Rezzelle of the Johnson County Sheriff's crime lab said Kaylie Bailey's wrists were tied behind her back with black zip ties, and she was naked from the waist down.
"It appeared to be she had suffered a gunshot wound to the head," he said.
Stout's body was found alongside Bailey's on the floor of his bedroom under piles of clothing and towels, one of which was bloody. His body was more decomposed, Rezzelle said.
Rezzelle also said about half a dozen spent shells from a 12-gauge shotgun were found throughout the house.
White's body, found under a blue tarp in the garage at the property, was also decomposed and showed signs of maggots and mold, the investigator said.
In response to questions from Flack's defense team, Rezzelle said there was no evidence of other similar boxed ammunition in the house.