KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The police have found the body of a missing girl from Kansas City, Kansas, the disappearance of which triggered a nationwide AMBER alarm.
Olivia Jansen was just 3 years old.
The KCK police said their body was found not far from 34th and Steele Road after removing a tip of a body from a trail. The area is on the other side of Interstate 635, from where the police searched most of the day.
The officers are still working on the scene and have not officially identified the body, but the police are fairly certain that it is the young girl.
Olivia’s father entered the KCK police department on Friday morning and reported her missing.
The police said Olivia’s father last saw her on Thursday at 11 p.m. when he went to bed at his home on Gibbs Road.
When he woke up at 5:30 a.m. on Friday, she was gone. The door to the house was open. He reported her missing three hours later.
During the day, investigators searched two houses less than a mile apart – one near 44th and Gibbs Road and one near 48th and Ottawa Street. The area is just off Interstate 635, just north of Shawnee Drive.
KCKPD spokesman Tom Tomasic said they had “multiple stories throughout the day” and “none of them made sense”.
Tomasic insisted that they will hold the responsible person accountable. Hear more from Tomasic in the video player above.
The AMBER alert was canceled.
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