A MISSING three-year-old, Olivia Jansen, has been found dead and her father and a woman have been booked on "suspicion of first degree murder."
Police found a body, which they strongly believe is the toddler, on Friday – just hours after Howard Jansen III claimed he last saw her.
Wyandotte County jail records show that Jansen was booked on Friday night on suspicion of first-degree murder and abuse of a child.
On Saturday morning, Jacqulyn Kirkpatrick was also booked on suspicion of first-degree murder and abuse of a child.
Both case numbers are listed the same.
Jansen went to the cops at around 8.30am on Friday morning and said that, when he woke up two hours earlier, the back door was open and his daughter was gone, KMBC reported.
Police said they did not know why he did not call 911.
"That's a good question, and that's what we're also trying to ascertain," Officer Dustin Dierenfeldt told the outlet.
"We have had several stories throughout the day. None of them made very much sense," Officer Thomas Tomasic added.
On Friday, cops used dogs, drones and officers to search for the young girl.
After receiving several tips, they were led to a trail in the woods where they found the body.
"Some of our friends went up that way, and they said they smelled something, but they didn't go that deep," Perry Goin, a family friend, told KMBC.
"It just tears you in half. I don't even know what to think.
"It's the biggest shock ever. I don't understand."
Officer Tomasic also told KMBC: "It's horrible. Obviously, nobody wants this to be the end. There's no way to describe it.
"It's terrible. It breaks all of our hearts."
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