Friends: Missing woman linked to Ottawa farm

Young daughter's whereabouts unknown

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Kan. - A 21-year-old woman and her 18-month-old daughter who were reported missing in Olathe, Kan., were last seen headed to an address in Franklin County. Friends say she lived part-time at an Ottawa farm where three bodies were found this week.

Kaylie Bailey, 21, was last seen with her daughter, Lana Bailey, on Wednesday, May 1. Two days later, one of Kaylie's coworkers at First Response Security in Ottawa told police she hadn't been to work in a couple days. Olathe Police Sgt. Brad Caldwell said officers contacted Bailey's grandfather, who filed a missing person report on Friday.

Police believe Kaylie split her time between Johnson County and Ottawa, but they have not yet confirmed what connection, if any, there is between her disappearance and the homicide investigation at the farm.

Kaylie graduated from Ottawa Senior High School in 2009. Her estranged husband, Shawn Bailey, is serving a prison sentence for a burglary conviction. Their divorce is pending.

Olathe police said they made no special effort to publicize Kaylie Bailey's disappearance because it appeared to be a routine case.

Sgt. Caldwell said the case has not yet met criteria to issue an Amber Alert because Lana was last seen with a custodial parent, who is not considered to be in danger.

"Until we get some indication that our missing people or persons have been identified, then it doesn't change anything that we're doing," Caldwell said. "We're still actively looking for Kaylie and for Lana, so we don't know where they're at ... this point."

Caldwell said Olathe detectives remain in contact with Bailey's family and friends, but don't know where to look for Kaylie and Lana.

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