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Wyandotte County DA asks court to stop release of Olivia Jansen's records

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Posted at 5:52 PM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 19:18:01-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree has asked the courts to prohibit the release of Olivia Jansen's file.

The 3-year-old's body was found in Kansas City, Kansas, in July.

Her father, Howard Jansen III, and his girlfriend, Jacqulyn Kirkpatrick, are in jail on murder charges related to Olivia's death.

The 41 Action News Investigative Team has placed several requests with the Kansas Department for Children and Families for Olivia's file.

Olivia's paternal grandparents have stated they called the agency for help in the past.

DCF released a summary of Olivia's file that shows two calls for help were placed earlier this year.

The agency previously said it planned to release the entire file.

Court records show Howard Jansen III was granted a motion by the courts to prohibit extrajudicial statements regarding the case.

Dupree's office noted that DCF informed his office that the agency was planning to release Olivia's file to the public.

Dupree's office said the release of that file would violate the previous order.

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