No charges yet in Franklin County triple-homicide investigation

3 bodies found on farm near Ottawa

OTTAWA, Kan. - Authorities have one person in custody in connection to a triple-homicide in rural Franklin County, the sheriff's department said in a news release Wednesday morning.

The person, who was being interviewed by police and has not been charged, was found in Emporia Tuesday night. Also recovered in Emporia was a vehicle associated with Kaylie Bailey, a 21-year-old woman reported missing with her 18-month-old daughter Lana this month from Olathe.

Kaylie Bailey was identified as one of the homicide victims on Wednesday. There's still no word on Lana's whereabouts.

The other two victims are 30-year-old Andrew Stout and 31-year-old Steven White, according to the Franklin County Sheriff's office.

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A second person who asked not to be identified tells 41 Action News he was also questioned and released in the case.

The three people found dead inside a building on a farm near Ottawa were all adults, according to Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Richards, who said the deaths are being investigated as homicides.

The Kansas Highway Patrol had issued "attempt to locate" alerts for two men and a black 2007 Toyota Corolla Tuesday night.

The alerts were canceled early Wednesday, the Patrol said, but no additional details were offered.

If you have any information about this case, you are urged to call the Franklin County TIPS Hotline at 888-311-8477, or send a text message beginning with the word "Franklin" to 274637.

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