Kyle Flack could face death penalty if convicted in Franklin County murders

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Kan. - Kyle Flack was charged Friday with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of four people at a Franklin County farm.

The 27-year-old was also charged with two counts of capital murder, one count of rape and one count of criminal possession of a firearm. The capital murder charges will give prosecutors the option of pursuing the death penalty, but they said in a news conference Friday that decision has not yet been made.

Flack has been in custody since early Wednesday morning.

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Three bodies were found at a farm in Ottawa this week: 30-year-old Andrew Stout, 31-year-old Steven White and 21-year-old Kaylie Bailey.

Bailey's 18-month-old daughter, Lana Bailey, is still missing. Police say the toddler is presumed dead, and Flack was charged with her murder.

Friends who went to check on Stout found Bailey's body and called 911 on Monday. Authorities later found Stout's body as well as White's. Stout and White both lived on the farm, and Bailey had gone there to drop Lana off with Stout before she went to work.

White was killed between April 20 and April 28, and Bailey, her daughter and Stout were killed between April 28 and Monday, according to the criminal complaint.

More than 150 officers have been searching for Lana's body since Thursday. A family member reported Kaylie and Lana missing on Friday, May 3.

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Flack's bond has been set at $10 million. His next court appearance is set for Monday.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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