A sordid story of online hookups and abuse have been exposed in the rural part of the metro.
Deets on today's pursuit of justice and the courage of survivors . . .
"Our community owes greatly a child victim in this case who came forward and alerted police of the gruesome criminal activity detailed in these charges," Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker stated. "Without her bravery, we might not know today Kensie Aubry’s fate."
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First-degree murder, sexual misconduct charges filed after Indep. woman's body found in Grain Valley
WARNING: Details in this case may be considered disturbing. Multiple charges including first-degree murder and sexual misconduct have been filed against two people in connection with the death of an Independence woman whose body was found buried outside a Grain Valley home.
JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- A couple already facing child sex crime charges have now been charged with first degree murder after a missing Independence woman's body was found on some Grain Valley property last month. Michael Hendricks and Maggie Ybarra are in the Jackson County Detention Center without bond.
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