Police continue to search for missing 18-month-old Lana Bailey after the body of her mother and two others were found on a Kansas farm. KSHB's Garrett Haake reports.
A baby girl who hasn't been seen for more than a week and whose mother was found slain with two men on a Kansas farm is presumed dead, officials said Thursday.
The body of 18-month-old Lana Leigh has not been found, and investigators are still searching the farm and other locations for it.
Officials also announced an arrest in the case Thursday: Kyle Flack, 27, who was taken into custody and booked on suspicion of first-degree murder. Formal charges will follow, officials said.
The bodies of Kaylie Bailey, 21, Andrew Stout, 30, and Steven White, 31, were discovered at the farm in Ottawa, eastern Kansas, on Monday – touching off an intensive search for Lana and the alleged murderer.
Bailey and Lana, of Olathe, Kansas, were both last seen at the farm on May 1. Family members told KSHB.com that she had planned to leave Lana with Stout while she worked a nightshift job. Friends of Bailey's have said she and Stout had a relationship, The Associated Press reported .They were reported missing on Friday by her family after Bailey failed to show up for work.
Family photo via AP
18-month-old Lana Bailey in a recent photo.
"She loves holding things up to her heart and saying 'I', she loves clapping her hands," Lana's aunt Shawna Pettijohn told KSHB.com. "She'll make you work hard for a smile, but it is always worth it."
Kaylie Bailey's grandmother, Wilma Pettijohn, told the AP in a telephone interview Wednesday that Kaylie and Lana lived with her and her husband, Andy, in Olathe.
"Everything in the house reminds us of her," Wilma Pettijohn said. "It's just a lot of pain between here and OK."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
This story was originally published on Thu May 9, 2013 5:49 AM EDT