KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Murder charges have been filed in connection to recently uncovered human remains found at a Grain Valley home.
Michael Hendricks and Maggie Ybarra both face first-degree murder charges in Jackson County District Court, the prosecutor’s office announced Monday.
The two also face charges which include first-degree harassment and first-degree sexual misconduct.
Hendricks, 40, is also charged with third-degree enticement of a child and third-degree child molestation.
Ybarra, 30, is also charged with enticement of a child, first-degree sexual misconduct, one count of tampering with physical evidence and three counts of tampering with a victim.
"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," Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said in a press release. "Without her bravery, we might not know today Kensie Aubry’s fate."
The two were previously charged with nine sex-related crimes, however, a grand jury served a superseding indictment meaning those will no longer be pursued.
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