Police search home of Kara Kopetsky's ex-boyfriend for possible live kitten after cat killing arrest
11:13 AM, Sep 12, 2011
10:20 PM, Sep 12, 2011
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kylr Yust, the ex-boyfriend of missing Belton girl Kara Kopetsky, is in jail on two counts of animal abuse charges.
NBC Action News has exclusive video of the arrest Sunday near 99th and Locust in south Kansas City.
Police are searching his home for a missing kitten believed to be still alive. Officers have searched inside his apartment. They are also searching a creek area where he is accused of killing two other kittens. As of 4:05 p.m. Monday, the kitten was not found.
He has never been charged in connection to the disappearance of Kopetsky, who was last seen in 2007, but he has acknowledged police considered him a suspect.
In 2007, police said he had an alibi and had passed a lie detector test.
Prior to her disappearance, Kopetsky filed a restraining order against him alleging he choked her and threatened to kill her. Police say Yust passed a lie detector test in relation to Kopetsky's disappearance.
In the July beating case, the victim told police that in addition to choking and beating her, he had killed three kittens.