Arrest made in Franklin County bodies case, missing baby presumed dead

OTTAWA, Kan. - Authorities have made an arrest in the discovery of three bodies on a Franklin County, Kan., farm earlier this week, and the missing 18-month-old daughter of one of the victims is presumed dead, authorities said at a news conference Thursday.

The body of the child, Lana Bailey, has not been recovered. But "based on information gathered in the investigation," she is believed to be dead, Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Richards said. The search for her body continues.

A suspect was arrested early Thursday morning and is awaiting charges in the case. He has been identified as 27-year-old Kyle Flack. Charges must be filed within 48 hours of the arrest, according to the sheriff.

SkyTracker video showed FBI agents searching a property just west of Emporia as part of the investigation early Thursday evening. Flack was taken into custody in Emporia Tuesday night.

Flack was paroled from prison in 2009 and released from the system entirely on April 2, 2012 after a 2005 conviction for second-degree attempted murder, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections.

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The bodies of Lana's mother, 21-year-old Kaylie Bailey, 30-year-old Andrew Stout and 31-year-old Steven White were found Monday and Tuesday at a farm in rural Franklin County, near Ottawa.

Their deaths are being treated as homicides, though a cause of death has not been released for any of the victims.

Stout and White lived together at a house on the farm, which Stout's mother owned. Kaylie and Stout worked together at a security firm in Ottawa.

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